Dijon Thompson Named UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week

Dec. 20, 2004

Senior forward Dijon Thompson (Redondo Beach, CA/Redondo Union HS) of the UCLA Men's Basketball Team was selected as the UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Dec. 13-19.

Thompson, this week's Pac-10 Player of the Week, scored a career-high 29 points, including 17 in the second half, in leading UCLA to a 81-79 victory over Michigan. He also collected 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season and third of his career. Thompson made 12 of his 14 field goal attempts (.857) on the day, including three of four three-point attempts (.750). It was his first game back since injuring his hand against Boston College on Dec. 5, and he played despite 13 stitches in his shooting hand and his index finger taped to his middle finger.

This is Thompson's first UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.

Also nominated: Nikki Blue, W. Basketball.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Cal State Los ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Monmouth
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 19 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Nov 23 - 8:30 PM PST
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
Tuesday, Nov 24 - TBA PST
vs. Kansas or Chaminade
Lahaina, HI
Wednesday, Nov 25 - TBA PST
vs. Maui Jim Maui ...
Lahaina, HI
Sunday, Nov 29 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Dec 03 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 12 - 7:00 PM PST
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
Tuesday, Dec 15 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 19 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, Dec 22 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 01 - 8:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 03 - 6:30 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA