George Washington adds Aaron Thompson as Director of MBB Player Development

 GW men’s basketball has augmented its staff for the 2023-24 season with the addition of Aaron Thompson as the Director of Player Development, head coach Chris Caputo announced.

“Aaron is someone who I’ve known since he was in high school at Paul VI,” Caputo said. “He’s an accomplished player in the Big East and someone who was really born to coach.

“He will be a great asset for our players to have someone with such recent and relevant experience to help them in their development.”

Thompson begins his coaching career following a standout five-year playing career at Butler where he became the Bulldogs’ all-time career assists leader with 566. The Glenn Dale, Md., native also finished his career ranked ninth all-time at Butler with 155 steals and was one of 10 semifinalists for the 2020 Naismith Men’s Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Thompson was a four-star recruit out of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, where he was a part of 100 wins for the storied program, the most of any player in school history. He was a Washington Post All-Met First Team selection as a senior and showcased his versatility by becoming the first player ever at PVI to amass more than 800 points, 400 assists, 300 rebounds and 200 steals in his career.

At Butler, Thompson appeared in 139 games and started 136 with career averages of 6.8 ppg, 4.1 apg, 2.2 rpg and 1.1 spg. He appeared in an NCAA Tournament for the Bulldogs as a freshman and led the team in assists all five seasons.

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