New Mexico School for the Deaf basketball star signs full-ride scholarship

A New Mexico School for the Deaf senior, Deven Thompson, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Northern New Mexico College on a full ride scholarship. He is 6’10 tall and weighs 260 pounds.

The Albuquerque Journal did a report on his signing and said he is NMSD’s first athlete to achieve the full-ride scholarship.

The New Mexico School for the Deaf posted several images on Facebook of his signing ceremony.

Thompson averaged 25.7 points, 15.9 rebounds, and 3.2 blocks per game this season and led the school to their first district championship since 1976.

Thompson told the newspaper that it is an awesome chance for him, that it will improve his skills and lead to a better life.

The NNMC coach, Ryan Cordova, said he was very impressed with his play and that he works really hard. He said the coaching staff and other players will have to learn (sign) language. He said it would be similar to other kids he’s recruited from other countries.

KOB4 News reported that Thompson won a state title in discus on the track team.

Congratulations to Deven Thompson!



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