Alas, fair Charlie, we hardly knew ye! Rare were the moments in my life when I had more fun and enjoyment than in the waning moments of a basketball game when I would see Charlie Thompson get in and shoot. My memories are but snapshots in time; Charlie giving Torris Bright a break and fighting valiently against the Arizona Wildcats in Tempe in December, 2000. And that one time he passed the ball to Maravich early this season so Josh could take a shot in the house named for his father...Charlie won't be the all Time Assists leader in LSU history, but he'll always be in our hearts, his value never forgotten to the Purple and Gold Faithful. Sitting on the bench behind Bright and Whipple, and a bunch of other guys, Charlie flourished. When coach called a time out Charlie was the first one there to high five Tiger Greats like Ronald Dupree and Collis Temple III. Charlie was always the guy who would find the hole in the time-out huddle circle and fill it, ensuring the other team wasn't spying while coach Brady designed a...attempted to design a game winning play. How will I remember Charlie Thompson? There, on the bench, doing what he did best. So go one to bigger and better things, but don't ever forget that you're welcome back at the PMAC any time, to sit down and watch the game, and relive your glory days.