OAKLAND -- Washington State's Klay Thompson was officially introduced by the Golden State Warriors on Monday.
Thompson, who left WSU after his junior season, was drafted by the Warriors with the 11th overall pick in last week's NBA Draft.
That means Thompson gets to start his NBA career in his home state. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area before heading to Pullman for school.
The main goal for Thompson is to help the Warriors get back to their winning ways. Golden State hasn't won a championship since 1975.
Thompson says it all starts with the Bay Area's faithful crowds.
"I've seen them come out and support their team through thick and thin better than anybody else in the NBA," Thompson said. "I'm excited to be a part of that and showcase what I can do in front of them."
The Warriors finished the regular season 36-46 this year. They haven't even made the playoffs since 2007-08 season.