American playmaker Michael Thompson became Astana’s player.
In the 2016-2017 season Thompson, as part of the Besiktas club, won silver medals in the Turkish Basketball Super League and took part in the 3-point shooting competition within the Turkish League All-Star Game.
He also spent the next season in Istanbul, but already defending the colors of the Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi team not only in the Turkish championship, but also in the FIBA European Cup. Then, together with the team Le Mans Sarthe Basket he became a finalist of the European Cup.
Last season the American played in the French club Gravelines-Dunkerque”.
Thompson averaged 9.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists in French championship matches with 42.4% of 3-points shots.