LOUISIANA BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

PAUL THOMPSON
Tulane University
Player 1979-83
Inducted 2008

Thompson was a three-time honorable mention Sporting News All-American, four-time All-Metro Conference, three-time All-Louisiana and two-time first team NABC All-District selection.  He was an All-Metro Conference Tournament selection in 1983 and the Metro Conference Freshman of the Year in 1980.  He finished his career as the leading scorer and second leading rebounder in Tulane history, with 1,851 points for a 16.5 average and 903 rebounds for an 8.1 average.  He led the Metro Conference in rebounding in 1981.  He averaged 17.5 points and 7.4 rebounds in 1983, 14.7 points and 7.4 rebounds in 1982, 18.7 points and 9.4 rebounds in 1981, and 15.0 points and 8.2 rebounds in 1980.  He led Tulane to two consecutive NIT appearances, reaching the quarterfinals in 1982.  He was the MVP of the LABC North-South All-Star Game in 1983.

College Statistics

                                   

YR

G

FGM

FGA

FG%

FTM

FTA

FT%

PTS

AVG

REB

AVG

AST

AVG

BLK

AVG

STL

AVG

1979-80

26

164

355

46.2%

63

90

70.0%

391

15.0

212

8.2

33

1.27

24

.92

42

1.62

1980-81

27

199

445

44.7%

107

133

80.5%

505

18.7

255

9.4

52

1.93

34

1.26

32

1.19

1981-82

28

172

349

49.3%

68

87

78.2%

412

14.7

206

7.4

50

1.79

13

.46

25

.89

1982-83

31

219

431

50.8%

105

132

79.5%

543

17.5

230

7.4

60

1.94

21

.68

39

1.26

Totals

112

754

1,580

47.7%

343

442

77.6%

1,851

16.5

903

8.1

195

1.74

92

.82

138

1.23

 

 

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