Thompson returning to UH next season
Hiram Thompson has signed a scholarship agreement to return to the University of Hawai'i men's basketball team in the 2008-09 season.
Thompson, a 6-foot-4 point guard from El Dorado Hills, Calif., played with the Rainbow Warriors as a true freshman in the 2005-06 season. He is currently on a two-year mission in Iowa for the Mormon church.
"As a freshman he gave us a glimpse of his talent, and he was also one of our top student-athletes," Hawai'i head coach Bob Nash said. "We're excited to get him back in the fold, and I anticipate he'll be a key component in our program's future success."
Thompson appeared in 18 games in 2005-06, and averaged 2.8 points and 1.7 assists as a reserve. He was named to the Western Athletic Conference all-academic team.
He will be a sophomore during the 2008-09 season and will have three seasons of eligibility.
Adam Jespersen, a 6-7 forward from Canada, also signed a letter of intent last month to join the 'Bows in 2008-09.