Bobcat Men’s Basketball Adds Yellowhammer State JuCo Player
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College men’s basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers have announced the signing of Larrentis Thomas.
Thomas, a 6-foot-4 forward, joins the Bobcats from Southern Union Community College (Wadley, Ala.). He is originally from McDonough, Ga.
“We are pleased that Larrentis decided to join our program,” said Sellers. “He is an extremely efficient, high percentage player. We struggled to score and rebound at times this past season and he will help us in both those areas. Larrentis is an outstanding student and a perfect fit at Georgia College.”
Thomas led the North Division of the Alabama Community College Conference in scoring with 17.1 points per game. He shot 57 percent from the field and grabbed 7.7 rebounds per contest as well. Thomas’ season high came against Bishop State in the State Tournament where he netted 29 points, going a perfect 13-of-13 from the foul line.
Thomas was named First Team All-Region 22 as well as First Team All-Conference.
Southern Union, under head coach Ron Radford, went 16-11 this past season.
The Bobcats battled through the 2012-13 season, a 9-17 year with a 5-14 conference mark. Georgia College finished the season third in the PBC in fewest turnovers per game (11.3) and second in defending the three-point shot (.306). Sellers picked up his 200th PBC win this season, his 20th at the helm of Bobcat basketball.
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