When you think of Marquette basketball, two names come first - Al McGuire and George Thompson. As a player for McGuire, Thompson twice earned All American honors and became the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,773 points in three seasons. Thompson led MU to three 20-win seasons and post-season play. His best season was 1967-68, when he averaged 22.9 points per game.
Thompson played in the ABA after his Marquette career and eventually played for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA in 1969.
After his playing days were over, Thompson became a successful executive with Briggs and Stratton. He remained active in Marquette and Milwaukee activities, and stayed with basketball as an analyst for MU radio and TV games.