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    Melissa Thompson
    10 Melissa Thompson
    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    John Hope

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    04/22/1990

    AT ILLINOIS
    2008-09 - Freshman: Joined the team as a walk-on prior to the season ... Did not play while recovering from a knee injury suffered during her senior season in high school ... Did not return to the team for the 2009-10 season.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Helped John Hope High School to the 2008 Chicago City Championship ... Suffered a knee injury during her senior senior season and missed the second half of the season ... National Honor Society member ... High school coach was Kristin Moore.

    PERSONAL
    Born April 22, 1990 ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Daughter of Robert Thompson and Sheila Hubbard ... Has four brothers and one sister ... Hobbies include drawing and listening to music ... Says her favorite athlete is Ray Allen because he is a shooter ... Want to become an athletic trainer ... Biggest sports thrill is the feeling after a win and participating in something I am passionate about ... Says her family most influenced her athletic career because of their love and support.

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