(CBS) — The son of Los Angeles Lakers radio color analyst Mychal Thompson, Klay, has been selected 11th in the NBA draft by the Golden St. Warriors.
The Washington St. Cougar star played three years in the Pac-10 and has unlimited shooting range. He becomes the first player to be drafted out of Washington St. in the first round since 1980.READ MORE: Police Say 12 Arrested In Huntington Beach As Demonstrators Clash
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Thompson joins former Arizona Wildcat Derrick Williams as the only two players from the Pac-10 to be selected in the first 11 picks of the draft. The Pac-10 had just two players drafted all year in 2010.(Quincy Pondexter, Landry Fields)MORE NEWS: LAPD Searching For 3 Men Suspected Of Posing As Construction Workers, Burglarizing Homes
Like Thompson, Williams played his prep ball in Southern California at La Mirada High School.