Bucknell grad Thomas signs to play in Belgium

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Bucknell grad Thomas signs to play in Belgium

Bucknell graduate Zach Thomas is heading to Belgium to play professional basketball.

Thomas, a 6-foot-7 forward, will be joining Okapi Aalstar of the Pro Basketball League, the highest league in Belgium. The team is based in Aalst in the Flemish portion of Belgium.

The news was posted on the team’s website Friday.

Thomas was the 2018 Patriot League Player of the Year.

He led the Patriot League in both scoring (20.5) and reboun ding (9.1) in 2017-18 while leading the Bison to another Patriot League championship. He broke school single-season records for points (716), free throws made (241), free throws attempted (310), 20-point games (18) and 30-point games (4).

Thomas finished his career with 1,738 points, fifth-most in Bucknell history. His 796 rebounds rank 10th all-time.

The Pro Basketball League’s regular season starts in September.

Bucknell assistant coach John Griffin tweeted: “Congratulations to Zach Thomas!! Worked his tail off for four years, incredible talent, big time gamer, great teammate, back to back championships and now a pro!”

Source: Google News Belgium | Netizen 24 Belgium

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