Larry Thomas named SAA Player of the Week

Larry Thomas (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

ATLANTA, Ga.—Sophomore Larry Thomas has been named the Southern Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played December 17-30, the league office announced today.

Thomas (Atlanta, Ga.) had three 20-point games over the past two weeks, averaging 23.7 points a game for the Panthers of Birmingham-Southern. He scored 21 against Rust on Dec. 17, followed by a career-high 27 points against Guilford on Dec. 29 and 23 points against Maryville on Dec. 30. Thomas helped BSC to a 2-1 record over the three games. He also averaged 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals, and 2.7 assists a game while shooting .578 from the field, .565 from three-point range, and .750 at the free throw line.

Thomas and the Panthers are at home this weekend for SAA action, hosting Sewanee on Friday at 8 p.m. and Centre on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.