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Thompson is the son of Mychal Thompson, the overall No. 1 pick in 1978 by the Portland Trail Blazers out of Minnesota.

The father-son streak started in 2002 when Mike Dunleavy of Duke was taken third overall by Golden State.


GOOD POINT: Brandon Knight was the eighth overall pick by the Detroit Pistons and that meant a freshman point guard who played under John Calipari was selected in the top eight for the fourth straight year.

Derrick Rose, the first pick in 2008 by Chicago, and Tyreke Evans, the fourth choice of Sacramento in 2009, both played one season under Calipari at Memphis.

John Wall, the No. 1 overall pick by Washington in 2010, and Knight both played for Calipari at Kentucky.

Knight was asked if he thought he would be drafted higher.

“I did, but the draft is inexact. You can’t think about it,” he said. “From now, it’s just about making people pay that passed up on you. That’s really what it’s about.”