Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Previous School: The Evergreen State College
College: Jamaal is entering his second year of playing for the Red Hawks He transferred from Evergreen State to play at Simpson for the 2009-2010 season.
High School: Jamaal played two years of varsity basketball at Palo Verde High School. He also ran track. His athletic achievements include being team MVP, First Team All-Tournament, and defensive player of the year. He also led his team in scoring. Jamaal played club basketball for the AAU Stars. His academic honors include being on honor roll.
Personal: Jamaal is the son of Johnny and Mary Thompson. His hobbies are music, video game, bowling, and shopping. He wants to be a psychologist.
Reason for coming to Simpson: "I came to Simpson because God led me to this school."