Craig Ehlo thinks Klay Thompson will go pro

Mar 14, 2011, 6:52 PM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:54 pm

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Washington State alum and former NBA player Craig Ehlo thinks Klay Thompson has played his last game as a Cougar.

“I personally think with Klay Thompson, that with everything that has gone on with the arrest and the chance of him making the NCAA tournament this year that he will probably most definitely put his name into the NBA draft,” Ehlo said Monday on the Calabro show. “Given what he did this year statistically scoring the basketball and shooting and then that last game in the Pac-10 tournament where he had a tournament-record 43 points, I think he really showed his range on his jumper and his ability to take the load on the shoulders.

“So I think he probably in his mind is ready to come out.”

Thompson, a junior, led the Pac-10 with 22.1 points per game, which was eighth in the nation. He set a Pac-10 tournament-record with 43 points in Washington State’s loss to Washington in the opening round last week.

The Cougars, a No. 2 seed in their second NIT appearance in three years, haven’t made the NCAA Tournament since the 2007-’08 season. Thompson was a freshman the following season.

“He’s probably saying, ‘I’ve probably done all I could with this team’ and probably wants to move to the next level,” Ehlo said.

You can listen to the entire conversation with Craig Ehlo here.

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