|Hometown:||Los Angeles, CA|
|High School:||Washington HS|
|Previous College:||Cerritos College|
Aaron Thompson finished the 2008-09 season strong to average 7.9 ppg and 3.9 rpg for the year, the latter figure the third best on the team... averaged 11.6 points over the last 8 games, shooting 49 percent... played in all 32 games, starting half of them... twice scored 19 points in a game and had a high of 9 rebounds... versatile wing player who played the 2, 3 and 4 positions as needed.
CERRITOS COLLEGE: Two-time first-team All-South Coast Conference South Division selection and two-time Most Valuable Player for the Falcons in 2006 and 2008... as a sopomore he averaged 16.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists for a 17-14 Falcons' team... earned all-state honors... shot 52 percent from the floor, 33 percent from the 3-point line and 72 percent at the foul line... sat out the 2006-07 season... in 2005-06 he averaged 13.0 points and 6.2 rebounds... shot 53 percent from the floor and 73 percent at the line.
WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year varsity letterman at Washington Prep in Los Angeles... all-league selection and team's Most Inspirational Player... averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Coach Andy Davis as a senior shooting guard... also played volleyball and football.
PERSONAL: Born on May 3, 1987, in Los Angeles... mother is Linda Thompson of Los Angeles... has four brothers (Tony, Bobby, Lee and Antwan) and one sister (Shena)... sociology major whose goal is to play basketball as long as he can and then become a social worker... most memorable sports thrill was scoring 38 points in a game including a game-winning 3-pointer... played travel ball with Inner City Hoops... credits Coach Gary Cain for most influence on his career: "He taught me there's more to life than basketball."