March 16, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Ronald Thompson, who just completed his sophomore season on the Florida State basketball team, has left the Seminole program, FSU head coach Steve Robinson announced on Tuesday.
“It is a mutually agreed upon decision,” said Robinson. “It is in his best interest to pursue other basketball options. He has been through a lot during his time at Florida State with an injury his first year and then a coaching change. We wish him the best with his future on the court and off it.”
Thompson, a 6-7 forward from Savannah, Ga., appeared in 25 games last season. He averaged 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 5.9 minutes per game. His best game came in Florida State’s 111-108 double overtime loss to Georgia Tech on Feb. 11 when he scored eight points. Thompson originally enrolled at Florida State during the fall of 1996. He redshirted as a freshman after suffering a wrist injury, then averaged 1.4 points in 4.8 minutes in 17 games during the 1997-98 season.