Trayce Thompson Chooses Baseball Over Basketball

Trayce Thompson is playing for the Birmingham Barons in the Chicago White organization. He is in his sixth season after being drafted out of high school in the second round of the 2009 MLB Draft. Despite his family’s background in professional basketball, he chose baseball as his career profession.

Trayce’s father, Mychal, was a first-round draft pick in the NBA in 1978. He played twelve seasons and won two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. His brother Mychel is currently playing in the NBA Development League, while brother Klay is a starting shooting guard with the NBA Golden State Warriors.

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