|Small forward/Shooting guard|
|Date of birth||March 23, 1983|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles, California|
|Listed height||6 ft 7|
|Listed weight||195 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2005; Round: 2 / Pick: 54th|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|League||Israeli Basketball League|
|Albuquerque Thunderbirds (2005)|
Phoenix Suns (2005-2006)
Atlanta Hawks (2007)
ALBA Berlin (2007-2008)
Azovmash Mariupol (2008-2009
|Career highlights and awards|
|Dijon Thompson at NBA.com|
Dijon Lynn Thompson (born March 23, 1983, in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American professional basketball player for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Basketball Super League. He plays mainly at the shooting guard position, but he can also play as a small forward.
Thompson declared for the NBA draft after the conclusion of his junior year, but withdrew to return for his senior season. That year he led the Bruins to the NCAA Tournament after a two-year absence.
Thompson was chosen by the New York Knicks in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft (54th pick overall), being soon traded along with power forward-center Kurt Thomas to the Phoenix Suns, in exchange for guard Quentin Richardson, the draft rights to guard Nate Robinson and cash considerations. On November 4, 2005 the Suns assigned him to the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA D-League where he averaged 20.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game.
In March 2006, Thompson underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee, causing him to sit out the rest of the season. He also took part in 2006-07's preseason, but was not offered a contract.
On January 6, 2007, Thompson was signed to a 10-day contract by the Atlanta Hawks.
On July 27, 2007, Thompson signed a one-year contract with ALBA Berlin. ALBA and Thompson agreed to part ways in May 2008.