May 27, 2009

Bobcat Men’s Hoops Inks Thompson

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University men's basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers have announced the signing of Kurt Thompson.

Thompson comes to Milledgeville from Grossmont College in San Diego where he played for head coach Doug Weber. Thompson is originally from Brisbane, Australia, graduating from Brisbane Boys College high school in Toowong. Thompson is the second signee for the Bobcats this spring from Australia (Trent Fildes - Adelaide, Australia).

Thompson scored 13.4 points per game while shooting 58.2 percent from the field. He also averaged 4.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. He was named All-Pacific Coast Conference Second Team. Thompson was also recently honored as the 2008-09 Grossmont College Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year. He carries a hefty 3.6 grade point average.

"Kurt is a 6-foot-3 guard that really understands how to play the game of basketball," said Sellers. "He is a gym rat that really loves to compete. Kurt is a great fit academically and athletically here at GCSU and we are thrilled that he has decided to continue his career as a Bobcat."

The Bobcats are fresh off a 22-7 season in 2008-2009. GCSU made a trip back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006 and had its third 20-win season in the past four. The Bobcats lose a trio of seniors including Shaun Keaton (2006-09) who was named All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) First Team and first team National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)/NCAA All-Southeast Region in his senior season.

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