David Thompson | skywalker | Before there was Michael Jordan, there was fellow North Carolinian, David Thompson. Nicknamed "Skywalker", Thompson dazzled Nuggets fans from 1975-82 with his incredible leaping ability, crowd-pleasing dunks and seemingly effortless scoring ability.
David Thompson, arguably the greatest college basketball player to ever play in the Atlantic Coast Conference, was an All-American and the National Player of the Year at NC State University, where he led his team to the national championship in 1973. Hometown: Boiling Springs, NC.
"Skywalker", David Thompson one of the greatest college basketball players of all time. 3X All American, 2x National Player of the Year, MOP in the 1974 Final Four while leading NC State to the National Title. His #44 is the only number retired by the University of North Carolina State.