21-Year-Old Trayce Thompson Promoted to KnightsAugust 29, 2012 - International League (IL) Charlotte Knights
Thompson, 21, began the 2012 season with Single-A Winston-Salem and hit .254 with 22 home runs and 90 RBIs over 116 games. The 6'3" slugger also hit 28 doubles, five triples and had 18 stolen bases. He was name Carolina League Player of the Week on June 6.
On August 13, Thompson was promoted to Double-A Birmingham, where he posted a .280 batting average with three home runs and six RBIs in 14 games.
Entering the 2012 season, Thompson was tabbed by Baseball America as the Best Power Hitter in the White Sox system.
Thompson comes from a talented family. His father Mychal played 14 seasons in the NBA with Portland (1978-86), San Antonio (1986-87) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1987-91). Mychal was the first overall pick in the 1978 draft.
His brothers are also NBA players. His brother Klay is a member of the Golden State Warriors and his brother Mychel, played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Single game tickets for all remaining 2012 regular season Charlotte Knights games, as well as 2012 IL Playoff Tickets, are available by phone at (704)-357-8071 (North Carolina), or (803)-548-8050 (South Carolina), online at www.charlotteknights.com, or in person at the Knights Ticket Office. Baseball Fans Wanted... No Experience Necessary!
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