There was a basketball player by the name of Tristan Thompson who concluded an impressive but brief career with the Texas Longhorns last March. The 6-foot-8 power forward was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and even appeared in a couple of international competitions with Team Canada.
That Tristan Thompson, despite the above picture alluding otherwise, is not entered in the 2011 NBA Development League Draft. That Tristan Thompson is actually ineligible to play in the D-League at all this season -- at least until the end of the NBA lockout.
There is a Tristan Thompson entered in the D-League Draft this year, though ... he just doesn't exactly deserve to be mentioned in front of Jamaal Tinsley and ahead of some other worthy candidates.
The Tristan Thompson included in the D-League Draft, as this page will handily point out (as long as everyone knows to ignore the height/weight discrepancy), played his college ball at the University of North Texas.
Personal: Born September 18, 1988 (Angleton, Texas)
High School: Angleton (Angleton, Texas)
College: North TexasAveraged 18.0 points and 3.2 rebounds as a senior in 2010-11 ... Named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference ... Third-Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection in 2009-10 ... Became the 19th player in NT history to score 1,000 career points when he topped the mark in the Sun Belt Tournament final against Troy ... Scored a career-high 28 points against Kansas State in the Opening Round of the 2010 NCAA Tourney ... Tied for the team lead with a 14.5 ppg ... Ranks seventh in NT history with 38.5 three-point field goal percentage ... Ranks eighth in the program's history with an 80.5 career free throw percentage.
So, uh, oops. It was an honest mistake, probably, but a fun one.