John "Cat" Thompson

John "Cat" Thompson

John "The Cat" Thompson (b. February 10 1906, St. George, Utah - d. October 7 1990) was an American basketball player.

He won the Utah state championship with Dixie High School team and finished second in the High School National Tournament in 1925. In college, he played for 3 seasons for Montana State, during which time his time had a record of 102-11 and won Helms National Championship in 1929. He averaged 15.4 points per game when the average team scored 40 points per game.

He was named All-America in 1928, 1929 and 1930. He scored 1,539 points in 100 career college games he played. He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1962.

External links

* [ Basketball Hall of Fame page on Thompson]
* [ Cat Thompson Website provided by his family]

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