The 5-foot-10, 176-pounder was also dynamic on kick returns. He becomes the sixth local currently with the Wildcats, including 2011 Eagle-Tribune defensive Player of the Year Jesse Trottier of Pinkerton and former Eagle-Tribune All-Star lineman Alex Blane of North Andover.
The Big K
Anyone who remembers the disaster that was Red Sox farmhand Shaq Thompson’s 2012 season likely was not surprised to hear this week that the outfielder would not be returning to the Sox this summer and instead focus on football full-time.
Thompson gained national exposer after going 0-for-39 with 37 strikeouts in 47 total plate appearances last season after being selected in the 18th round of the MLB Draft. He did attend some spring training with the Sox this year.
Thompson’s home is more on the gridiron. A Parade Magazine and USA Today All-American in high school, the linebacker starred as a true freshman at the University of Washington last fall, making 74 tackles and thee interceptions.
The Philadelphia 76ers will have a distinctly Boston feel for years to come.
After all, they drafted Hamilton’s Michael Carter-Williams and traded for Everett’s Nerlens Noel. The two played together for the Boston Amateur Basketball Club.