George Thompson (basketball)

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George Thompson
Personal information
Born (1947-11-29) November 29, 1947 (age 71)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Erasmus Hall
(Brooklyn, New York)
College Marquette (1966–1969)
NBA draft 1969 / Round: 5 / Pick: 66th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 1969–1975
Position Point guard
Number 25, 23, 24
Career history
19691972 Pittsburgh Pipers / Condors
19721974 Memphis Tams
1974–1975 Milwaukee Bucks
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

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.[1]

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.[2] Thompson is also in the Marquette Hall of Fame and will be inducted into the Brooklyn New York HOF in October 2016.


  1. ^ The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia. Villard Books. 1994. p. 209. ISBN 0-679-43293-0.
  2. ^ A Hall of Fame night at the New York Athletic Club

External links

  • Career Stats

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