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Before committing to play basketball at the University of Kansas, Calvin Thompson led Wyandotte High School to a 22-1 record in 1982 with his team being rated #1 all season. He became the first Kansas player to win The DiRenna Award given annually to the KC Metro's best high school player. He was also named twice to the All-Metro and All State teams being the first junior named as such. Finished his high school career with he and his teammates being ranked on the National scene and also being nominated to McDonald's All-American team as well as being a Parade All-American.

Coach Calvin Thompson was a four year starter under coaches Ted Owens and Larry Brown. As a freshman, he scored 30 points on a 15 for 20 shooting night in the post season tournament. As a sophomore, he led the Big-8 in free throw percentage by shooting 92%. He set KU's record for the most consecutive free throws with 33 in a row which stood for 21 years. He was 2nd team All Big-8 in 1983 and 1984, and a member of the Big-8 tournament champions in 1984 and 1986. His teams played in the NCAA tournament in 1984, 1985, and 1986. During his senior year, he advanced to the Final Four with teammates Danny Manning, Ron Kellogg, Cedric Hunter, and others. Named to the NCAA Midwest Region All-Tournament team in 1986. Named to the preseason Big Apple NIT All Tournament team in 1985. Honorable Mention All Big-8 in 1986.

Finished career tied for 1st for games started and games played in a season, 3rd in minutes played, 4th in scoring, 5th in assists, 7th in steals, 13th in blocks, and 19th in rebounds in Kansas Jayhawk history. Drafted by the New York Knicks of the NBA and then played two seasons in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) after brief stints in camp with the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, and the San Antonio Spurs.

During his 1st CBA season where he averaged 21 ppg, and 5 rebounds per game, he was named CBA Rookie Runner-Up Of The Year and he was the first Rookie to be named to the CBA's All Star Game. In May of 1987 (CBA off-season) Participated with Formula Shell in the Philippines. He averaged 42 points and 8 rebounds per game. He then ventured to France where he played professionally for two years and another five years in Israel before retiring to start up his Hoop Service basketball program.

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Amanda Sharp, intern and Assistant Coach with the young teams from September through March. She began working with More Than Sports in October of 2015. Her duties include helping with stats in games and practices, office assistant, creating database for donations, distributing letters to NBA, NFL, and MLB teams, helping distribute sponsorship packages to promote program, collecting auction items as well as distributing promotional materials, helping secure golf teams and sponsors as well as help with registration, set-up and check-outs with fundraiser's (Buck Birthday Bash, Rebound For Zo, and More Than Sports Golf Tournament). Amanda also accompanies Calvin to outside events such as The Negro League's 25th Anniversary Gala to help promote MTS and network with other companies.