Stephen Thompson: From Crenshaw H.S. to Syracuse Univ.


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Back in the 80's the Big East was dominating the NCAA capturing the hearts and minds of hoops hopefuls everywhere. One such standout from the left coast watched in awe on the television as the Orangemen worked their opponents. He was hooked! When it came time to decide where to make his collegiate bones his mother gave her blessing and into the care of coach Jim Boeheim he went.

From there our guest took off! His freshman year he suited up alongside the likes of Sherman Douglas, Rony Seikaly, Billy Owens and Derrick Coleman. A member of the prestigious All Century team at Syracuse this current Oregon State assistant coach is on 2 All-Time lists at Syracuse (games played and points scored).

He's a proud father of 2 boys (Stephen Jr. and Ethan) who have both played meaningful roles on Oregon State's basketball team.

On this episode, get to know South Central Los Angeles' own coach Stephen Thompson.

You'll learn..

🏀Why this California kid chose Syracuse

🏀The importance of education and how it made it possible for him to overachieve in hoops

🏀The significance the late Dwayne "Pearl" Washington had on him becoming an Orangeman

🏀How he and his teenage basketball teammates dominated in Denmark

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