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Larry Thomas named SAA Player of the Week

Larry Thomas (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Junior Larry Thomas has been named the Southern Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced today.

Thomas, a guard from Atlanta, had a career night on Sunday against Millsaps, with career highs in points (33) and rebounds (12) in the Panthers' win against the Majors. He shot 11-of-15 from the field including 5-of-6 from three-point range, and was 6-of-6 at the free throw line. Thomas also led all players with his career-high 12 rebounds, and recorded three steals, an assist, and a block in the big win.

Thomas and the Panthers (4-1, 1-0 SAA) return to action Dec. 13, facing Covenant College on the road in Lookout Mountain, Ga., but return home to host in-state rival Huntingdon Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in Bill Battle Coliseum.