Six Friar greats became members of the Friar Legends Forever tradition on Feb. 11.
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.
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.
Friars and Wildcats tip-off Friday night on FOX Sports 1 at 8:30 p.m.
Friars host the Blue Demons in annual Pink Out Friartown Event on the BIG EAST Digital Network.
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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