Shevon Thompson selected for Reese’s College All-Star Game (Updated TV info)

Posted In News - By Alan Kelly On Friday, April 1st, 2016 With 0 Comments


When to watch: Saturday
· 1pm on CBS
· 5pm on CBS Sports Network

George Mason senior center Shevon Thompson (9.9 ppg, 10.6 rpg) will take the court one final time as a collegian, as he was selected for the Reese’s College All-Star Game. One of twenty seniors chosen by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Thompson will suit up for the East team, coached by former NBA All-Star and coach Doug Collins. The game will be played Friday night as part of Final Four weekend at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, and televised on tape delay Saturday afternoon, April 2, at 1pm on CBS or at 5pm on CBS Sports Network.

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly listed CBS Sports Network as the channel for 1 pm on Saturday. The correct channel is CBS.

Thompson will be joined on the East All Star team by D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown), Trey Lewis (Louisville), James Robinson (Pittsburgh), Kellen Dunham (Butler), David Walker (Northeastern), Damion (Louisville), Justin Sears (Yale), Anthony Gill (UVA), and Nathan Boothe (Toledo).

The West All Stars, coached by former NBA player and coach John Lucas, are Fred VanVleet (Wichita State), Trey Freeman (Old Dominion), Jaysean Paige (West Virginia), Danuel House (Texas A&M), Jalen Jones (Texas A&M), Ron Baker (Wichita State), Thomas Walkup (Stephen F. Austin), Joel Bolomboy (Weber State), Matt Costello (Michigan State), and Egidijus Mockevicius (Evansville).

As well as being a terrific honor for Thompson and for the George Mason program, the College All Star Game represents an opportunity for NBA draft hopefuls like Shevon Thompson to be seen by scouts, and demonstrate their abilities against other possible NBA prospects. Shevon Thompson is the all time leader in rebounds per game at George Mason, with a career mark of 11 rebounds per game. Thompson is ranked the #96 prospect by DraftExpress.com and #188 by ESPN, but you can’t teach 6’11” height, and an NBA team may yet decide he’s worth a second round pick.

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About - Alan Kelly is a 2010 and 2013 graduate of George Mason University and a former member of the Patriot Platoon. He had the memorable experience of being in the middle of the college decision process as George Mason's Final Four run unfolded. He currently resides in Northern Virginia.

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