As the transfer window is coming to a close, it is more than obvious that Belgrade’s red and whites want to do everything to further strengthen its squad for the upcoming season. Ryan Thompson is landing at BC Red Star (KK Crvena zvezda).
The latest player to sign for the Serbian team is a 27 year-old, 1,98m (6’6) tall guard, that has spent the past season playing in the German Bundesliga. He can cover more than one position on court, by playing both as small forward, and point guard, depending on the team’s tactical ideas. A variety that will come in as very useful to coach, Dejan Radonjić.
Aside from Germany, he played four seasons for the Rider University, a season in Italy, and two more in Belgium, one for Okapi Aalstar and Oostende, where he won the League and the Cup, in the 2013/2014 season. During the past season, in Brose Baskets Bamberg, he had an average of 12,3 points, 2,3 rebounds, and a 42% of 3 point hits.
He is the younger brother of Jason Thompson, another basketball player of the family, who was traded this summer for the Golden State Warriors.