By Ben Standig

John Thompson III, the former college coach of Roy Hibbert, has praised the Indiana Pacers center as he prepares to take part in tonight’s NBA All-Star clash.

Hibbert has shot to prominence in the NBA after making his move to the Pacers as the 17th draft-pick in 2008.

“I’m sure the most of the Pacers would say the same thing: Roy is as good of a teammate as you can have,” Thompson said of Hibbert.

“He gives all of himself to whatever organization, team and unit that he’s a part of. It was really good to hear about it.”

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