John Ashworth “Cat” Thompson

John Ashworth “Cat” Thompson

The three-time All-America led Montana State to a Helms Athletic Foundation national championship in 1928-29 and averaged 15.4 points a game at a time when the national team scoring average was 40 points. In 1952, the Helms Athletic Foundation designated Cat an...
Erin Thorn

Erin Thorn

WNBA Drafted in the second round by the New York Liberty, Thorn is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints playing in the Women’s National Basketball Association. The 5-foot-10 guard averaged 4.6 points in her six season in New York. The best...
Stan Watts

Stan Watts

Coach BYU He coached BYU Basketball from 1949 to 1972 He was a pioneer in the fast break style of play and called by some the “father of the jump shot”.  Stan graduated in 1938, but returned to BYU in 1947 and served at various times as a football,...
Jarinn Akana

Jarinn Akana

assistant coach Nuggets A native of Molokai, Hawaii.  He began his collegiate career at Brigham Young-Hawaii in 1988 before going on a two-year church mission to Vina del Mar, Chile. Source:...
Brandyn Akana

Brandyn Akana

Assistant Coach Dallas Mavericks Brandyn served a church mission from 1995 to ’98. Source: Akana keeps winning as coach By Brandon Lee Honolulu Star Bulletin, 14 Mar 2003...
Steve Young

Steve Young

Quarterback Tampa Bay Buccaneers San Francisco 49ers A descendant of Brigham Young, he graduated from BYU.   In 1985, he signed with Tampa Bay.   In 1987, he was acquired by San Francisco where he played in the shadow of the great Joe Montana,...

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