Columbia College signs former MCC men's basketball standout

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | 7:56 p.m. CDT; updated 9:02 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 21, 2009

COLUMBIA — The Columbia College men’s basketball team announced Tuesday it has signed St. Louis native Chad Thompson to a national letter of intent to play for the Cougars next season.

Thompson will join the Cougars as a senior transferring from Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C. Chad spent his freshman and sophomore years at Moberly Area Community College before transferring to Campbell.

As a sophomore Thompson averaged 18 points, four rebounds and three assists per game. Chad was on the dean’s list at Campbell and was a National Honor Society student in High School.

“We are excited to have Chad join our basketball program,” Cougars coach Bob Burchard said in a realease. “He is a very experienced and skilled guard who we expect to make an immediate impact.”


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