May 8, 2021

David Skywalker Thompson

David Thompson was nicknamed “Skywalker” due to his remarkable 48″ vertical leap. Thompson invented the alley-oop pass, which has become the norm in today’s above-the-rim game. Thompson played basketball while the slam dunk was outlawed by the “Lew Alcindor” rule. In 1974 Thompson and the Wolfpack shocked the UCLA Bruins in the Final Four and went on to win the NCAA title by defeating Marquette 76-64.

David Thompson is the #3 college basketball player of all-time.

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