THOMPSON'S NORTHWESTERN CAREER RANKS Assists--1st, 528 Minutes Played--1st, 4,633 Games Played--1st, 129 Games Started--1st, 129 3-Point Field Goals--2nd, 276 Points--3rd, 1,689 Steals--5th, 159 3-Point Field Goal Percentage--6th, .409
2010-11: Third-team All-Big Ten selection ... Scored 15 points and dished out game-high six assists in season-opening win at Northern Illinois (11/12) ... Posted 17 points, four assists and three steals in a win at UTPA (11/17) ... Shot 8-for-10 from the field and scored 18 points in a victory over Creighton (11/28) ... Tallied 14 points and became the second player in program history to reach 400 career assists (Patrick Baldwin, 1991-94) in a win over Georgia Tech in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (11/30) ... Scored 16 points and dished out seven assists against Long Island (12/13) ... Tallied a season-high 23 points in a victory over American (12/16) ... Handed out a season-high eight assists to go along with 13 points at St. John's (12/21) ... Notched a team-high 18 points at No. 12 Purdue (12/31) ... Became Northwestern's career leader in minutes played while scoring 17 points and handing out five assists in a win at Iowa (1/12) ... Set school career record for assists with five helpers to go along with 15 points at Michigan State (1/15) ... Posted team-high 18 points to go along with seven assists at No. 16 Minnesota (1/26) ... Recorded 16 points and eight assists vs. No. 1 Ohio State (1/29) ... Scored a game-high 22 points, including hitting four of his five 3-pointers in the second half in a win over Illinois (2/5) ... Tallied all of his team-high 17 points in the second half at Michigan (2/9) ... Dished out a season-high nine assists without committing a turnover while scoring a team-high 16 points in a win over Iowa (2/17) ... Posted a game-high 22 points, including going a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line, in a win at Indiana (2/19) ... Hit four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 22 points while notching his 500th career assists vs. Penn State (2/24) ... Connected on five of six 3-point attempts and scored 19 points at No. 12 Wisconsin (2/27) ... Scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half of a Senior Night win over Minnesota (3/2) ... Set a Big Ten tournament record and set a career high with 35 points in an opening-round win over Minnesota (3/10) ... Named to Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... Established a Northwestern record by making 34 consecutive free throws, besting the previous mark of 27 set by Pete Boesen in 1976 ... Handed out six assists and scored 20 points in a first-round NIT win over Milwaukee (3/16) ... Hit six 3-pointers and posted a game-high 22 points in a win at Boston College in the second round of the NIT (3/19).
2009-10: Consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten selection ... Played 38 minutes or more 20 times and led the Big Ten and ranked fourth nationally with an average of 37.7 minutes played per game ... Ranked second in the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.40) and 3-point makes per game (2.6), third in 3-point field goal percentage (.411), fourth in assists (4.1) and fifth in free throw percentage (.829) ... Posted team highs with 16 points and 4 assists vs. No. 11 Butler (11/18) ... Tallied a career-high 31 points, including 21 in the second half, to rally NU to a comeback win over Tennessee State (11/22) ... Notched 20 points and didn't commit a turnover while playing all 40 minutes in a win over No. 23 Notre Dame (11/27) ... Scored 16 points in a victory over previously undefeated Iowa State (11/28) ... Named to Chicago Invitational Challenge all-tournament team ... Scored 17 of his team-high 22 points in the second half of a win at North Carolina State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge (12/1) ... Posted 19 points and 8 assists in a victory over North Carolina A&T (12/13) ... Played 45 minutes at Illinois (12/30), dishing out 8 assists with no turnovers ... Scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half of a comeback win at Michigan (1/10) ... Recorded a team-high 20 points in a win over No. 6 Purdue (1/16) ... Posted 20 points at Iowa (2/10) ... Went a perfect 8-for-8 at the free throw line with 14 points and 7 assists in a win over Minnesota (2/14) ... Eclipsed 1,000 career points with a 17-point effort vs. Penn State (2/17) ... Tallied 25 points, including hitting career-high seven 3-pointers, to go along with 8 assists at Indiana (3/6) ... Keyed a win over Indiana in the Big Ten tournament, scoring 13 of a team-high 16 points in the second half (3/11) ... Scored a game-high 24 points with 5 assists at Rhode Island in the NIT (3/17).
2008-09: Started all 31 games ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten with a 2.19 assist-to-turnover ratio ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week March 2 after averaging 15.0 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per games in wins over Indiana and Iowa ... Handed out at least six assists six times ... Scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half at Brown (11/22), connecting on 6-of-7 field goal attempts to go along with five assists and no turnovers ... Posted a team-high 12 points at Butler (11/25) ... Hauled in a season-high six rebounds to go along with eight points, four assists and three steals in a win over UC Riverside (12/1) ... Dished out a season-high eight assists in a win over DePaul (12/6) ... Had solid all-around game at Penn State (12/31), posting 10 points, six assists, five rebounds, three steals and no turnovers ... Tallied a season-high 20 points in an upset win at No. 7 Michigan State (1/21) ... Handed out seven assists in a win over Wisconsin (1/31) and again in a victory over Ohio State (2/18).
2007-08: Started all 30 games as a true freshman ... Set a Northwestern freshman record with 128 assists, the fifth-best school season total overall ... Handed out seven or more assists in a game seven times, including becoming just the third player in school history to post two games with nine assists or more in the same season ... Led all Big Ten freshmen in assists (4.27 pg), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.97) and minutes played (35.5 pg), was third in 3-point field goal percentage (.433) and fifth in scoring (11.6 ppg) ... Ranked second on team with 34 steals ... Scored 16 points, all in the second half, in first collegiate game against then-No. 20 Stanford (11/15) ... Scored career-best 24 points, including hitting five 3-pointers, at DePaul (11/17) ... Enjoyed solid all-around performance in his first career Big Ten game against Penn State (1/2), scoring 17 points and handing out a career-best 10 assists while committing just one turnover in 40 minutes of action.
High School: Rated the No. 13 prospect in Illinois by Chicagohoops.com ... One of the state's premier scorers at his position ... Has a quick release and an accurate outside shot ... Averaged 18 points, seven assists, four steals and five rebounds in his senior season ... A 2007 IBCA third-team All-State selection ... Also a first-team all-city and first-team all-Chicago Public League choice ... Team MVP as a senior ... Named the MVP of the 2006 Bigger Dipper Tournament ... Became the first player ever to be named to the Bigger Dipper all-tournament team all four years ... Named the MVP of the 2005 St. Rita Holiday Tournament after averaging 22 points and five assist in four games ... Fourth-team all-city selection and first-team all-conference as a junior ... Led his team to a 16-12 record and a third place finish in the league ... Also a first-team all-conference selection as a sophomore ... Recorded career highs of 33 points, 13 assists and 10 boards ... High School coach was Tom Livatino ... Member of the Rising Stars AAU team four years, playing along side current Northwestern teammate Mike Capocci ... Member of the National Honor Society and Chicago Public League All-Academic Team.
Personal: Born Michael Jovan Thompson ... Parents are Gina and Joel Thompson ... Goes by the nickname "Juice" ... Chose Northwestern over Oklahoma State, Dayton, Tulsa, Bradley and Clemson ... Majoring in communication studies.