The Clippers with their first pick in the 2011 NBA Draft selected forward Trey Thompkins out of Georgia, with the 37th overall pick. The 6-foot-10, 245-pound Thompkins averaged 16.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in his junior season with the Bulldogs. Thompkins was a first team all-SEC selection by the league's coaches, and a second-team all conference selection by the Associated Press.
Thompkins saw himself as a first round pick last month in an interview with Draft Express:
Yesterday, Steve Perrin speculated that the Clippers would take the best player available, mentioning Tyler Green as a possibility. Green went two picks after Thompkins, to Charlotte. The Clippers pick again at No. 47, their second of two picks.