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Lili Thompson Drafted by Harlem Globetrotters

June 20, 2018

ATLANTA – On Tuesday, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters held their 12th annual player draft, selecting a wide array of talented prospects including Notre Dame women’s basketball alum and 2018 National Champion Lili Thompson.

In all, the Globetrotters selected five players as Lou Dunbar II, Joseph Kilgore, Paul Pogba and Thor Bjornsson all join Thompson.

“The Globetrotters have always been open-minded about who plays for us, as well as who we select in our draft,” said Sweet Lou Dunbar, who is also the Globetrotters’ longtime director of player personnel. “Having exciting players who can electrify fans with their athletic ability is obviously great, but our players need to be more than that, too. This year’s group of draftees really fits the bill on what we look for.”

Before her season ending ACL injury cut her final collegiate year short, Thompson averaged 5.9 points, 1.6 steals and 4.6 assists, as the latter ranked sixth in the ACC. The Mansfield, Texas native also registered her first career double-double last season, logging 12 points and 10 rebounds vs Michigan State.

When combined with her three years at Stanford, Thompson started 102 games and amassed over 1,332 points and 359 assists.

Lastly, Thompson earned her master’s degree in management from Notre Dame last month.


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