Unique Thompson

Name: Unique Thompson (euro-bio)
Position: Forward
Height: 190cm / 6’3”
DOB: July 27, 1999
Nationality: USA
Hometown: Theodore, AL
Recent: Drafted Indiana Fever (19th)
College: Auburn

2020-2021: Auburn University (NCAA, starting five): 21 games: 17.6ppg, 12.8rpg, 1.3apg, 2.4spg, FGP: 48.1%, FT: 77.1%. All-American (AP).
2021: Indiana Fever (WNBA), 19th overall selection (rd. 2).

2020 and 2021 Honorable Mention All-American (AP)
2020 and 2021 All-SEC First Team
2019, 2020 Preseason All-SEC Second Team
2018 SEC All-Freshman Team
SEC Player of the Week (11/26/19; 12/30/19)
SEC Freshman of the Week (11/21/17; 12/12/17)

As a Junior (2019-20):
Started all 29 games, averaging 32.7 minutes/game … Led Auburn with 16.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game … Also had 1.8 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.4 blocks per game … Led the Tigers with 58.2% FG (177-304) … Shot 69.0% (116-168) at free-throw line … Recorded 22 double-doubles for the year, leading the SEC and one short of the national lead … Broke the Auburn career record for double-doubles with the 41st of her career at Missouri (2/27); passing DeWanna Bonner’s previous mark of 40 … Averaged a double-double for the second straight year, becoming the first player in Auburn history to accomplish that feat two consecutive seasons … Ranked second in the SEC and 10th nationally in rebounding … Led the SEC and ranked 8th nationally in offensive rebounds per game (4.4) … Second in the SEC and 26th nationally in defensive rebounds per game (7.0) … Was sixth in the SEC and 110th nationally in scoring … Was 3rd in the SEC and 15th nationally in field goal percentage … Recorded double-doubles in season’s first 12 games, the longest streak in the nation … Topped the 20-point mark 10 times during the season … Scored in double-digits in 26 of 29 games … Had 10+ rebounds in 24 of 29 games … Had Auburn’s first 30-point game in three seasons with a 31-point, 15-rebound performance at TCU (12/7); hit career-high 12 field goals and was 7-of-8 at free throw line … Performance at TCU was Auburn’s first 30-15 game since 2008 … Scored 27 points on 11-of-14 shooting and had 15 rebounds at Kentucky (1/27) … Tied career-high with 19 rebounds at UAB; also scored 24 points (11/21) … Followed UAB game with 17 points, 12 rebounds vs. St. Joseph’s (11/24); was named SEC Player of the Week … Earned another SEC Player of the Week honor after a 20-point, 10 rebound performance against Jacksonville State (12/28) to give her a double-double in every non-conference game … Was a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor, scoring 15 points along with 10 rebounds in front of her hometown fans in win at South Alabama (12/4) … Scored 25 points and had 13 rebounds in season-opener vs. Wofford (11/6) … Posted 20-point, 11-rebound performance in overtime win over Dayton (11/30) … Scored 23 points in home win over LSU (2/16) … Added 24 points and 11 rebounds in overtime game vs. Mississippi State (2/20) … Had 21 points on 9-12 FG in SEC Tournament win over Vanderbilt (3/4) … Named first-team All-SEC by the league’s coaches … Honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press … Was named to preseason watch list for Katrina McClain Award … Preseason second-team All-SEC.

As a Sophomore (2018-19):
Started all 32 games as a sophomore, playing 31.1 minutes/game … Averaged 12.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.6 blocks per game … Was Auburn’s leader in rebounds and blocks; finished fourth in the SEC and 34th nationally in rebounds … Pulled down 4.5 offensive rebounds per game to rank 2nd in the SEC and 6th in the nation … Became the first Auburn player to average a double-double since 1993 and the fifth in program history … Finished season with 330 rebounds, fourth-most in a season in Auburn history … Finished with 13 double-doubles on the season and has 20 for her career through two seasons to rank 8th all-time at Auburn … Became the third player in Auburn history with 500 rebounds in her first two seasons … Was Auburn’s leading scorer in seven games and leading rebounder in 29 games … Scored season-high 21 points along with 18 rebounds while playing career-high 43 minutes in OT win over North Carolina (12/20) … Had two games with career-high 19 rebounds: 19 points, 19 rebounds in win at New Mexico (11/9) and 10 points, 19 rebounds in NCAA Tournament vs. BYU (3/23) … Had a double-double by halftime at Iowa State with 16 points and 10 rebounds; finished with 19 and 14 (11/13) … Had 20 points and 12 rebounds in win at Ole Miss; also hit career-best 10-of-12 free throws (1/31) … Scored in double-digits in 21 games and had double-digit rebounds in 17 games … Recorded career-best four assists along with 12 points at St. Joseph’s (12/6) … Had three games with career-high four steals: Nicholls State (11/9), Louisiana-Lafayette (11/25) and Georgia (2/3) … Led team with 20 blocked shots … Enters junior season with 700 career points, 557 rebounds (27th all-time), 20 double-doubles (7th all-time).

As a Freshman (2017-18):
Played in 27 of 29 games as a freshman, starting all 27 … Was Auburn’s third-leading scorer with 11.5 points/game … Led Auburn with 8.4 rebounds/game, which ranked seventh in the SEC and first among SEC freshmen … Was Auburn’s top shooter from the field at 48.3% (131-271) … Recorded 32 steals (1.2/game) and 21 blocks (0.8/game) in her rookie season … Had all seven of Auburn’s double-doubles on the year, tying DeWanna Bonner for the Auburn freshman record … Recorded three straight double-doubles in December – 29 points, 12 rebounds at UL-Lafayette (12/8), 18 points, 10 rebounds vs. Southern (12/9), 10 points, 11 rebounds vs. Southeastern Louisiana (12/19) … Her 29-point performance at UL-Lafayette marked the second-most by an Auburn freshman, the most since Becky Jackson scored 38 in 1980 … Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors after the ULL/Southern games (12/12) … Had a double-double by halftime and finished with 16 points, 14 rebounds, 6 blocks vs. Louisiana Tech (11/19); named SEC Freshman of the Week … Became first Auburn freshman since 2013 (Katie Frerking) to earn start in first collegiate game; had 9 points and season-high 16 rebounds at Virginia Tech (11/13) … Injured vs. Northwestern (11/25); missed next two games, returned at Indiana (12/3) … Recorded three double-doubles in SEC play: 14 points, 13 rebounds vs. Arkansas (1/14); 14 points, 11 rebounds vs. Alabama (1/28); 12 points, 10 rebounds at Mississippi State (2/22) … Had two 20+ point performances in SEC play, missing double-doubles by one rebound – 22 points, 9 rebounds vs. Texas A&M (1/7), 20 points, 9 rebounds vs. LSU (2/8) … Scored in double-digits 16 times; had double-digit rebounds 11 times … Was Auburn’s leading scorer five times and leading rebounder 19 times … Named to SEC All-Freshman Team.

High School:
Ranked as the No. 15 forward and No. 74 player overall in the class of 2017 by ESPN HoopGurlz … Named Coastal Alabama Female Athlete of the Year by AL.com … Finished high school career with 1,856 points, 1,308 rebounds and 220 blocks … Averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds as a senior … MVP of Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game … Finalist for 2017 Alabama Miss Basketball … Finalist for Alabama Class 5A Player of the Year in 2016 … Alabama All-Star South MVP … Invited to 2015 Team USA U16 tryouts … Nominee for McDonald’s All-American … Helped Faith Academy to 2013 AHSAA Class 5A state title … Helped Alabama Southern Starz to AAU D1 National Championship … Also played volleyball, helping her team to the state quarterfinals as a senior.

Personal:
Full name is Unique Alexandria Thompson … Parents are Clinton and Monica Betties … Has one brother, Jalen … Chose Auburn because of the family-oriented atmosphere and “after spending time with the coaches and the team, they instantly became family” … Enrolled in the College of Education.