M.C. Thompson

Year Inducted: 2021

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Chicago) Marshall High School
DePaul University
NBA:  Knicks


 M.C. helped lead (Chicago) Marshall High School to the IHSA State Championship in 1958. This is significant as it was the first time a Chicago Public League Team won a state championship. He was a tremendous rebounder.  He played at DePaul University and has their best all time rebounds per game average (13.7) with a total of 972 rebounds. At that time M.C. was one of the best rebounders in the nation.  As a sophomore M.C. helped lead DePaul to the NIT (60-61).  In 1963 he was drafted by the NY Knicks.  M.C. was inducted into DePaul’s Hall of Fame in 1979.