John Thompson | Mormon Basketball Player

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A remarkable talent, John ‘Cat’ Thompson was hitting scoring averages that were high even for today’s modern game in a time when games generally reached only forty points on average. His career in the early 20th century paved the way for more modern players hoping to imitate this famous Mormon basketball player’s successes on the court.

His nickname was earned for his lithe movements on the court, making him an excellent stealer and counter-attacker. For his talents, he was officially named as the greatest Mormon basketball player of the first half of the century; this humble man also named practice as the key to his success.

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