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Known throughout the Maritimes and across Canada as a university basketball phenom, Terry Thomas will be taking his talents to Prince Edward Island.
The Island Storm has announced the signing of the 6-foot-4 swingman originally from Halifax, who spent three years playing for St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.
“It’s always great to play near your home,” said Thomas. “This feels like a homecoming for me.”
While playing for the X-men he was the team’s go-to scorer averaging 19.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists with a 60.1 field goal shooting percentage.
“I think his athleticism and skill set will be a great fit for our league and we will look for Terry to contribute right out of the gate for us. He is a real high flyer, and should be instant excitement for our fans,” said Storm head coach Joe Salerno.
After three seasons of AUS basketball, Thomas transferred to the University of Ottawa before heading overseas to play professionally in Germany.
As a member of the Ottawa Gee-Gees he was their leading scorer and ranked fourth in the country for scoring. With Ottawa he averaged 21.9 points and 5.9 rebounds.
Last year he spent time with the Hamburg Towers of the Germany Pro-A league. In 29 games he averaged 13.1 points and 6.3 rebounds.
“He had a great rookie season in a highly respected Germany Pro-A league last year and is now looking to build off that and take his game to yet another level,” said Salerno.
Once a member of the CIS All-Canadian Second Team, Thomas is planning to be the X-factor that gets the Storm over the championship hump.
“I’m a hard working player, I leave everything on the court,” he said.
“You’ll (Storm fans) get your money’s worth.”