Former Punahou player now a Harlem Globetrotter

Lili Thompson, left, is part of the Harlem Globetrotters' 10-member rookie class. Courtesy Harlem Globetrotters.

Punahou athletic director Kale Ane remembers Lili Thompson as a dedicated athlete always striving to get better.

Thompson was a freshman girls basketball player for Punahou in 2009-10 before finishing her high school career on the mainland.

She won a national collegiate title with Notre Dame last year as a graduate-student transfer from Stanford, where she was named All-Pac-12 twice.


And now?

Thompson, whose full first name is Khaliyah, is now with the Harlem Globetrotters and loving it.


Lili Thompson played for Punahou as a freshman in 2009-2010. Courtesy Harlem Globetrotters.
Lili Thompson, now a Harlem Globetrotter, is pictured playing for Punahou as a freshman in 2009-10. Photo from a Punahou alumni association Facebook page.

Subscribers can read about Thompson’s Globetrotters experiences and recollections about attending Punahou in the Dec. 27 edition of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser here.


Non-subscribers can view a YouTube compilation of Thompson when she played for Punahou here.

A Harlem Globetrotters’ promotional video is here.

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