Recently Sports Illustrated put out a Thrill List that ranked the Top-10 players in the history of college basketball who were the all-time bests at "quickening the pulse and evoking a visceral response from those fortunate enough to have witnessed their artistry." David Thompson, the legendary Pack alum, tops the list that includes Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson, Pete Maravich and Michael Jordan.
Here is what SI had to say about the high flying David Thompson:
"David Thompson, NC State The North Carolina State forward popularized the term vertical leap by using breathtaking ups to convert alley-oop passes. It wouldn't have been quite as thrilling if he hadn't played during (dunk) prohibition; as with so many of life's pleasures, it's often worth leaving a little something to the imagination."