Thomas signs with St. Mary’s College
Southeastern Illinois College graduate, Isaiah Thomas of Houston, Texas signed with St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth, Kan., to play basketball as a point guard beginning this fall.
“St. Mary’s is getting a great man. . . hardest worker I’ve ever met,” said SIC Head Basketball Coach Josh Ervin. “Isaiah will be a great fit for St. Mary’s. He will make everyone around him work harder.”
Thomas led the SIC Falcons in field goal percentage at 47.5 percent during his sophomore year of play (improving from 34.7 percent his freshman year). In addition, Thomas hit 71 percent of his free throws (up from 61 percent his freshman year). He averaged 11.6 points per game (more than doubling his freshman average of 5.1 points per game). Coming off the bench, Thomas contributed 3.5 rebounds per game, 2.2 assists per game, and 0.9 steals per game during his sophomore season with the Falcons.
“Isaiah is a very gifted athlete who has the ability to score and get to the basket with ease,” said Ervin. “He can play the point guard position or he can play on the wing. He is a great rebounder for his size and position because of his relentless work ethic – not just during the game but also during practice and in his free time.”