USC to retire Tina Thompson’s jersey

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hall of Famer Tina Thompson will be honored at Southern California when her jersey is retired this weekend.

A ceremony will be held Saturday before the Trojans host Thompson’s Virginia team at Galen Center, where her No. 14 jersey will be hoisted.

Former USC assistant Fred Williams will be in attendance along with several of Thompson’s former teammates.

Thompson joins former USC stars Cynthia Cooper, Lisa Leslie, Pam McGee, Paula McGee and Cheryl Miller in having their jerseys retired.

The last time Virginia and USC met Thompson was starring for the Trojans in 1993 and ’95. She remains the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

Last year, she was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Thompson led Houston to four straight WNBA championships and won gold medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.