George Thompson (basketball)
November 29, 1947 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Erasmus Hall
(Brooklyn, New York)
|NBA draft||1969 / Round: 5 / Pick: 66th overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|Number||25, 23, 24|
|1969–1972||Pittsburgh Pipers / Condors (ABA)|
|1972–1974||Memphis Tams (ABA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career ABA and NBA statistics|
|Points||8,114 (18.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,457 (3.3 rpg)|
|Assists||1,561 (3.6 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
George "Tip" Thompson (born November 29, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'2" guard, he attended Erasmus Hall High School from which he graduated in 1965. He then attended Marquette University, where he played for coach Al McGuire. He held the Marquette scoring record for 40 years, and still holds the single season scoring record of over 20 ppg.
He was selected by the Boston Celtics in the fifth round of the 1969 NBA draft but began his career with the Pittsburgh Pipers of the upstart American Basketball Association. Thompson played five seasons (1969–1974) in the ABA, including two with the Memphis Tams, appearing as an All-Star three times. He then played one season with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA, in 1974–75. He scored 8,114 combined ABA/NBA career points.
Thompson holds the ABA record for free throws attempted in a single game with 30.
Thompson was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. He was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. Thompson is also in the Marquette Hall of Fame and will be inducted into the Brooklyn New York HOF in October 2016.
- The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia. Villard Books. 1994. p. 209. ISBN 0-679-43293-0.
- A Hall of Fame night at the New York Athletic Club
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