The Buffalo Bandits today announced the team has signed forward Jerome Thompson to a one-year deal, pending league approval.
Thompson (5’11”, 194 lbs., 6/4/1988) rejoins the Bandits after totaling 12 points (3+9) in nine regular-season games during the 2018-19 season with the Georgia Swarm. In parts of four seasons with the Swarm (2016 to 2019), Thompson recorded 61 points (17+44) and recovered 90 loose balls in 31 games. He appeared in two playoff games in two seasons (2017 and 2018) with the team and was a member of Georgia’s 2017 championship squad.
A Nedrow, New York native, Thompson spent the first two seasons of his career (2015 to 2016) with the Bandits after being selected by the team in the third round (25th overall) of the 2011 NLL Entry Draft. He recorded 29 points (10+19) in 15 total games, scoring a career-high 10 goals his rookie season.
Thompson has been a member of the Iroquois National Lacrosse Team four times, winning a silver medal at the 2015 and 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships and winning bronze at the 2014 and 2018 World Lacrosse Championship.