Article Image
Thompson played a major role in Ball State's 1990 Sweet 16 run.
Courtesy: BSU Photo Services

Thompson Named to Indiana HOF Silver Anniversary Team

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
         
Release: December 04, 2012
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Share |

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Chandler Thompson, who lettered three years at Ball State and played on the Cardinals' NCAA Sweet 16 team in 1990, was named Monday to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's 2013 Silver Anniversary Team.

Each year, the Hall of Fame selects a Silver Anniversary Team to commemorate the top high school seniors in the state from 25 years earlier.

A local product, Thompson starred at Muncie Central High School, helping the Bearcats to a 28-1 record and a state championship win over Shawn Kemp's Concord team as a senior in 1988. An all-state selection and an Indiana All-Star, Thompson finished third in the state's Mr. Basketball voting that year.

He then lettered three years at Ball State, ranking among the top 10 in school history in points (1,219) and rebounds (534) when he concluded his career. His Ball State teams played in the postseason all three years, including the magical run at the end of the 1989-90 season.

Thompson was named to the NCAA All-West Regional Team that year after leading Ball State in scoring in all three of its tournament games. He helped the 12th-seeded Cardinals advance to the Sweet 16 with wins over Oregon State and Louisville before scoring game-high 21 points, including a memorable highlight-reel dunk, in a 69-67 loss to eventual national champion UNLV.

The next year, Thompson averaged a career-high 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game as an All-Mid-American Conference choice and an honorable mention All-America selection.

Thompson is the second former Cardinal to be honored in the past week. Dan Palombizio, an honorable mention All-American at Ball State in the mid-1980s, was selected as part of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's 2013 induction class last week.

CONNECT WITH THE CARDINALS
BALL STATE ALL ACCESS
Men's Basketball: Cardinals Open 2014 Practice
Men's Basketball: James Whitford Discusses '14-'15...
Men's Basketball: Meet Brian Thornton
Men's Basketball: Meet Danny Peters
Coach Whitford Goes Chillin4Charity
Men's Basketball: Cardinals Shine at All-Star Game
Men's Basketball: The Return of Rudy
Men's Basketball: The James Whitford Show Ep. 8
James Whitford Weekly Press Conference (March 3)
SL TV: "Out of the Shadows" Episode #4
Ball State All Access
http://www.meijer.com/
Meineke Car Care
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
A-1 Graphics
American Chevrolet
Applebee's
Burger King
Cousin Vinnys
Dillman's Furniture
Discount Tire
Holiday Inn Express
Jimmy John's
Johnny Carino's
Mancino's
Muncie Auto Group
Mutual Bank
Peak Property Group
Pepsi
Sam Pierce Chevrolet
Shane Co.
Tom Raper RV
Victory Honda
Village Promenade
MacAllister Rentals
A-1 For Fun
Baskin Robins
Domino's
Prime Trust
Sport Clips
T.I.S. Bookstore
TMax
Advanced Signs
Cambria Hotels and Suites
Central Indiana Orthopedic
Coldwell Banker
Cooper Tires
Deans
Downtown Muncie Red
Ford
Intrust Bank
McCoy Ford-Lincoln
Mits
Mursix
Papa John's
Reynold's Farm Equipment
Terrance Smith Distributing
Texas Roadhouse
University Avenue Dental
Windermere Place
McDonald's
Lids
Stoops
stop