Garnett Thompson played his high school years on Long Island for Central Islip High School. He was an automatic draw and helped lead his team to the playoffs his senior year and garnard all Suffolk County honors. His next stop would be Suffolk Community College where he averaged 24 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 assists a game. This earned Mr. Thompson the JUCO Player of the year award, First team Division 3, and JUCO All- American accolades. Little did anyone know, this would just be the beginning of his long and hard fought journey.
Garnett would go on to sign with the Friars at Providence University before eventually moving on to his professional career. He played for the Long Island Sound averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds a game. His elevation would take him to bigger and better teams such as the Harlem Globetrotters, and AZS Koszalin in Poland where he averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds. He would move on to China playing for Shandong averaging 24 points, 14 rebounds a game, then to Lebanon playing for Tadamon Zouk averaging 16 points, 12 rebounds his first year, and 24 points, 14 rebounds in his second season.
The list goes on and on with the talented journeyman, but you can be sure wherever he went he was a walking talking bucket and board.