Klay Thompson will forever be No. 1 at Washington State.
In his three seasons as a Cougar, Thompson set the school record for three pointers — 242 — and set the school’s single-season record for points scored (733), became the school’s third all-time leading scorer (1,756) and averaged 17.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.3 steals a game.
We all know what happened next: He was drafted No. 11 by the Warriors and went on to an NBA career that includes three NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors, twice being named All-NBA and five times an All-Star, he holds the NBA record for most made threes in a game (14), and he has a gold medal from the Rio Olympics. And he’s still adding to that legacy.
Saturday, Thompson had his No. 1 jersey retired by the school.
Stephen Curry was in Pullman for the ceremony.
Even LeBron James shouted it out on his Instagram story.
LeBron James showed loved to Klay Thompson’s WSU jersey retirement on his IG story tonight pic.twitter.com/iKNrXZXfG0
— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) January 19, 2020
Thompson is the second men’s basketball number retired by WSU, the other being Steve Puidokas’ No. 55 (the school’s all-time leading scorer, he played there in the 1970s).