Race Thompson to play for the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League

Former Indiana forward Race Thompson will play for the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The NBA Summer League kicks off on July 7.

Here is the full release from IU Media Relations on Thompson joining the Knicks for Summer League:

Former Indiana men’s basketball forward Race Thompson has signed a deal with the New York Knicks for the 2023 NBA 2K24 Summer League in Las Vegas.

Thompson, a six-year player for the Hoosiers, averaged 7.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks per game in 130 appearances for Cream and Crimson. He has started 91 of his last 92 races. He shot 51.1% (340 of 744) from the floor and 64.6% (204 of 316) from the free throw line in his career.

The two-time Indiana basketball team captain was named an All-Big Ten honorable mention by members of the league’s voting media following a successful 2021-22 season. Thompson averaged career-highs in points (11.1), rebounds (7.5), assists (1.4) and steals (1.1) under first-year head coach Mike Woodson. He also had a career-best 15 3-pointers as he led the Hoosiers to the first of two straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

Thompson was one of 64 college basketball seniors invited to the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament, an event that has showcased the skills of players in front of professional scouts since 1953, earlier this offseason.

The action of the NBA Summer League will begin July 7 in Las Vegas. Each team will play four games before the tournament kicks off on July 15. The Summer League champion will be crowned on July 17.