May 14, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. -- Former University of Michigan women's basketball guard Kate Thompson (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) was named to the Four Nations All-Tournament team after helping the Net Scouts USA All-Star team to a 7-2 record and a Four Nations Tournament title.
Thompson averaged 11.3 points in the final stop of the tournament in Dong Xiang, China, earning MVP honors for that three-game set as the USA All-Star Team went 3-0. In the tournament finale against China on May 13, Thompson scored 14 points after going 4-for-5 from three-point range to help the United States clinch the title with a 66-61 win. Thompson also scored 14 points to go with four rebounds, two assists and two blocks against Australia on May 12. She scored six points in a 58-50 win over Brazil on May 11.
In the Anyaun portion of the tournament, Thompson scored 12 points in the USA's 85-47 win over Brazil on May 8, her first game in double-figures. She hit three three-pointers against Australia on May 7, but it was not enough as the USA lost one of its two games on the tour to the Aussies, 59-49.
The USA went 3-0 in the first stop of the trip, knocking off Brazil, Australia and China in Nan'an. The team wrapped up the event win with a 51-45 win over Brazil (May 5) with Thompson going for five points, four rebounds and a steal. To start the tour, the USA recorded a pair of one-point wins over Australia (May 4) and China (May 3). Thompson had three points, one rebound and one steal against Australia and went for six points in the tourney opener against China.
The 11-day tour took place in three different regions of China. The United States (7-2), China (5-4), Australia (5-4) and Brazil (1-8) all participated in the event, with each team playing the other three at each stop.
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