John Thompson
John  Thompson

High School:
Arch. John Carroll (Washington D.C.)

Last College:
Providence '64

Height / Weight:
6-10½ / 230


02/12/2017

Friar Athletics Honors Campbell, Thorpe, Burke, Wilson, Lamoriello and Granato

Six Friar greats became members of the Friar Legends Forever tradition on Feb. 11.

10/27/2016

College To Honor Otis Thorpe, Bruce “Soup” Campbell, Doris Burke, Lou Lamoriello, Ron Wilson and Cammi Granato As They Join The Friar Legends Forever Tradition

Six former Friars will be honored at halftime of the men’s basketball game on Feb. 11.

02/28/2015

Women's Basketball Game Notes vs. Georgetown

Friars will honor their senior class at 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, March 1, with tip-off to follow at 12:05 p.m.

02/26/2015

Women's Basketball Game Notes vs. Villanova

Friars and Wildcats tip-off Friday night on FOX Sports 1 at 8:30 p.m.

02/21/2015

Women's Basketball Game Notes vs. DePaul

Friars host the Blue Demons in annual Pink Out Friartown Event on the BIG EAST Digital Network.

He might be better known as the 1988 United States Olympic Team coach or the former Georgetown University basketball coach but John Thompson began his career in college basketball environs at Providence College. A nationally-recruited big man and tremendous inside scorer, Thompson's announcement to attend PC was a major coup for Joe Mullaney. Thompson not only established the single-season scoring mark (26.2 points per game) but also smashed the career scoring record as well. A First Team All-American who played in the East-West All-Star game, Thompson is still among the top ten in scoring average, field goal percentage and rebounding at PC. Thompson ranks among the very best players ever at Providence College.

The 25th overall pick by Boston in the 1964 NBA Draft, Thompson won two championships in three seasons with the Celtics serving at the main backup for Bill Russell.

After his professional career, Thompson returned to the BIG EAST to coach Georgetown basketball in 1972. He led the Hoyas to 592 wins, the 1984 NCAA Championship, three Final Fours and six BIG EAST Tournament titles over his 27-season career. Thompson also served as head coach of the 1988 USA Basketball Olympic Team that competed in Seoul, South Korea.

Thompson was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999.

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