To Our Basketball Family

Deep in our hearts a memory is kept, Of those we loved and shall never forget.

George “Tip” Thompson

George “Tip” Thompson (born November 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York) is a 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 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.

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