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    Mike Thompson
    Mike Thompson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Joliet, Ill.

    High School:
    Providence Catholic

    Last College:
    Duke

    Height / Weight:
    6-10 / 250

    Position:
    C



    2004-05: Became eligible to play after fall-term grades were posted (first game came 12/15 vs. DePaul) ... Missed last 11 games with foot sprain suffered in practice after Wisconsin game ... 12 points, team-high six rebounds, three assists at Michigan (1/12) ... Led NU with 16 points (5-6 FG), hit first career three-point attempt at Michigan State (1/8) ... Team-high 18 points (7-10 FG), two assists, two steals vs. Indiana (1/5) ... Scored 12 points, added eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks vs. Delaware State (12/27) ... 16 points, three assists, two blocks in win over Robert Morris (12/22) ... 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks vs. Seton Hall (12/18) ... Scored 12 points (6-of-11 from the field), added five rebounds in 32 minutes in his NU debut vs. DePaul (12/15) ... First points came just 11 seconds into his debut.

    2003-04 (at Duke): Appeared in three games ... Scored seven points, snared a rebound and blocked a shot in eight minutes vs. Liberty.

    2002-03 (at Duke): Averaged 1.3 points and 0.5 rebounds per game in 16 contests ... Part of a freshman class that averaged 33.6 points per game, the sixth-highest figure by a rookie class in ACC history ... Season highs were six points vs. N.C. A&T (12/17), three rebounds vs. N.C. A&T (12/17), two blocked shots in two contests and 10 minutes twice ... Saw action in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 against Kansas (3/27) ... Tied career high with two blocked shots and grabbed one rebound in NCAA Tournament second round against Central Michigan (3/22) ... Recorded one blocked shot in two minutes against Clemson (2/9) ... Pulled down one rebound in five minutes against Maryland (1/18) ... Scored five points and grabbed two rebounds against Fairfield (1/2) ... Established career bests with six points and three rebounds against North Carolina A&T (12/17) ... Scored two points in four minutes against Michigan (12/7) ... Scored two points in three minutes of action against Davidson (11/25) ... Recorded five points, one rebound, one steal and a game-high two blocked shots in his collegiate debut against Army (11/23).

    High School: McDonald's All-America selection in 2002 ... Had seven points and three rebounds as the West's starting center in the McDonald's game ... A fourth-team Parade All-America in 2002 ... Ranked number 53 in the nation among all players by ESPN.com following his senior season ... Named all-state by the Champaign News-Gazette in 2002 ... An all-conference performer for three years and an all-area honoree four times as a prep player ... Averaged 25 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots per game in 2001-02 for Providence Catholic ... A high honorable mention preseason All-America by Street & Smith's in 2001-02 ... Averaged 24 points and 12 rebounds per game as a junior ... After an outstanding summer of basketball in 2001, Thompson was rated the nation's 17th-best prep prospect by BlueChipHoops.com and among the country's top 35 players by several other recruiting services ... Selected as the nation's fifth-best prep center in the preseason by Basketball News ... Named one of the top seven players at the prestigious Nike Camp ... Averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds as a sophomore and eight points and seven boards as a freshman ... High school coach was Eric Long. USA Basketball: Participated in the USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2001 ... Member of the gold-medal winning North squad in that tournament.

    Personal: Born Michael David Thompson on 12/9/83 ... Son of Mary Thompson ... African-American Studies major.

    Thompson's Career Highs

    • Points: 18 vs. Indiana (1/5/05)
    • Rebounds: 9 vs. Seton Hall (12/18/04)
    • Minutes: 36 vs. Seton Hall (21/18/04)
    • Assists: 3, two times (1/12/05 at Michigan, 12/27/04 vs. Delaware State)
    • Blocks: 2, four times (most recent 12/31/04 vs. Texas-Pan American)
    • Steals: 2, two times (2/2/05 at Wisconsin, 1/5/05 vs. indiana)

    Thompson's Career Stats

    Year G-GS MIN FG-A PCT 3P-A PCT FT-A PCT REB AVG A TO BL ST PTS AVG
    2002-03 16-0 59-3.7 7-13 .538 0-0 .000 6-7 .857 8 0.5 0 4 5 1 20 1.3
    2003-04 3-0 11-3.7 2-3 .667 0-0 .000 3-4 .750 1 0.3 0 0 1 0 7 2.3
    2004-05 13-10 358-27.5 47-102 .461 1-1 1.000 37-79 .468 62 4.8 24 32 13 7 132 10.2
    Totals 32-10 428 56-118 .475 1-1 1.000 46-90 .511 71 2.2 24 36 19 8 159 5.0