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    Who is Gary Thompson and how does he impact Cyclone MBB?

    I am an outsider- who is this guy?



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    Re: Who is Gary Thompson and how does he impact Cyclone MBB?

    a legend



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    Re: Who is Gary Thompson and how does he impact Cyclone MBB?

    Former player and a big $ donor. Owned Wilt Chamberlain when he played for Kansas.


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    Re: Who is Gary Thompson and how does he impact Cyclone MBB?

    A Cyclone Legend.


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    Re: Who is Gary Thompson and how does he impact Cyclone MBB?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyLoboClone View Post
    I am an outsider- who is this guy?
    The Godfather.



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    Re: Who is Gary Thompson and how does he impact Cyclone MBB?

    Gary Thompson is also known as the "Roland Rocket" and is a Cyclone legend.

    After his playing days at ISU he played for team USA.
    He was an announcer for our games for some time.
    He is a big donor and supporter of the program.

    NEXT TIME YOU GO TO HILTON LOOK UP!

    Gary Thompson (1955-57)

    Gary Thompson helped put Iowa State on the basketball map in the 1950s, earning first-team AP All-America honors and Big Seven Player of the Year accolades in 1957. The “Roland Rocket” was ISU’s first 1,000-point scorer, accumulating 1,253 points to rank 18th all-time in school history. The guard led ISU to the 1955 Big Seven Holiday Tournament title and paced ISU to its first and only win against a top-ranked opponent, knocking off No. 1 Kansas, 39-37, on Jan. 14, 1957. Thompson was a member of United States’ 1959 Pan American Games team. His jersey number (No. 20) has been officially retired.


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    Re: Who is Gary Thompson and how does he impact Cyclone MBB?

    i heard he is an urban legend



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    Re: Who is Gary Thompson and how does he impact Cyclone MBB?

    Gary Thompson broke Allen Iversons ankles.


    Nobody but HB knows for sure. You pretty much know nothing....like Knownothing would like to say.
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    Re: Who is Gary Thompson and how does he impact Cyclone MBB?

    A man who's done more for Iowa State than any of us will ever know. He and Pete Taylor are/were big time leaders for ISU Athletics.



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    Re: Who is Gary Thompson and how does he impact Cyclone MBB?

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    Gary Thompson broke Allen Iversons ankles.
    So now he's the Chuck Norris of basketball?



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    Re: Who is Gary Thompson and how does he impact Cyclone MBB?

    Some guy whoowns some gas stations around town...



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    Re: Who is Gary Thompson and how does he impact Cyclone MBB?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyLoboClone View Post
    I am an outsider- who is this guy?
    He IS Iowa State basketball.

    There's Gary, Pete, Johnny and Freddy. Maybe in that order.



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