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George Thompson

 
 
George Thompson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. George Thompson Marker
Inscription. George Thompson is the career-scoring leader in basketball at Marquette University with 1,773 points. During his three seasons with Marquette from 1966-1969, Thompson led the warriors to a 68-20 record and was named All American in 1968 and 1969. Under coach Al McGuire, Thompson concluded his collegiate career at Marquette ranking first in career marks in field goals (656), free throws (457) and scoring average (20.2 points per game). Marquette has retired Thompson's #24 jersey and he was inducted into the University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1980. Thompson played professional basketball with the ABA Pittsburgh and Memphis teams and finished his six-year pro career with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1974 and 1975. Thompson has been a broadcast analyst for Marquette University basketball for the last 23 years. Inducted - 2001
 
Erected 2001 by Presented to the Hall of Fame by the Briggs & Stratton Corporation.
 
Location. 43° 2.517′ N, 87° 54.967′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connie Carpenter (Phinney)
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
(here, next to this marker); Andy North (here, next to this marker); Lee Kemp (here, next to this marker); Judith Sweet (here, next to this marker); John Powless (here, next to this marker); Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (here, next to this marker); Edward P. "Ned" Allis (here, next to this marker); Mike Webster (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The Marker is part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame which is located on the east side of the UW-Panther Arena along North 4th Street.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Plaque
UW Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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