Terry Thomas Signs First Professional Contract In Germany
TORONTO, July 24, 2014 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Terry Thomas has signed his first professional contract with the Hamburg Towers of the German Pro A League.
Thomas, a 6’4” small forward, finished his collegiate career at the University of Ottawa this past season where he was one of the premier scorers in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). He finished 4th in the country in scoring with 22.4 points per game and 1st with 32.5 points per 40 minutes. He also averaged 5.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.4 steals per game, while shooting 45.2% from three-point range. Thomas led the Gee-Gees to an Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Championship and to the CIS Final 8 Championship game, where he was named a CIS Final 8 Tournament All-Star for the second time in his career.
A Dartmouth, Nova Scotia native, Thomas played his first three collegiate seasons at St. Francis Xavier University before transferring to the University of Ottawa in 2013. In 2012, he was named to the All Atlantic University Sport (AUS) First Team leading the X-Men to an AUS Championship and a Bronze Medal at the CIS Final 8, where he was selected as a CIS Final 8 All-Star for the first time. Thomas also earned All AUS Third Team and AUS All-Rookie Team honours in 2011.
Thomas believes he will be in a great situation to start his career and feels prepared to be a leader for Hamburg in all facets this season.
“I am very excited at the opportunity to be a part of an emerging team that is so full of potential,” said Thomas. “I am eager to utilize my leadership skills, work ethic, and positive energy on and off the court in order to make this program great.”
The Hamburg Towers are an expansion franchise who received a wild card berth into the German Pro A League for the 2014-15 season. They are thrilled to acquire a player with Thomas’ athletic ability and skillset.
“We were looking for an athletic player who can also shoot the ball well from the three-point line. We are sure that we found that type of player in Terry Thomas,” said Hamed Attarbashi, Hamburg Head Coach. “Defensively, he is very active and mobile, which should help us tremendously. If he keeps working on his game, he will have a great future as a professional basketball player.”
For more information and individual box scores for Terry throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/terry-thomas