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Roy Thompson

He became one of the first high school big men in basketball who played inside and on the wing.  At 6'4" tall he gave opponents a tough time as he became known as a double threat for Rogers High School from 1950-54.  He played five years on the varsity team, averaging 16.6 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots per game.  He also hit more than 80% of his free throws.  As a junior, he averaged 20.3 points per game, earning all-district honors.  What made his achievements even more impressive is that if he could not hitch a ride home after practice, he walked 10-12 miles home.  When it rained, he often found a parked car alongside the road and slept.  His 1953 team described by some as the best team to come out of Lauderdale County.