David Thompson Player
Inducted in 2006
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee 1996
Called "Skywalker" for his above-the-rim game, Thompson worked with teammate Marty Towe to create the "alley oop" play. He led North Carolina State to the 1974 NCAA semi-final overtime win against UCLA's "Walton Gang" and the National Championship game win over Marquette. He was Carolina's Athlete of the Year in 1973 and 1974 and was named All Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year three consecutive years from 1973 to 1975.
Where They Are Now
Returned to North Carolina State in 2003 he finished his degree in sociology.
Where They Were
North Carolina State University 1973-1975