Thomas Scrubb

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Thomas Scrubb
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Scrubb with Canada in 2023.
No. 1Monbus Obradoiro
Position Small forward
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1991-09-26) September 26, 1991 (age 32)
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
NationalityCanadian / British
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Vancouver College
(Vancouver, British Columbia)
College Carleton (2009–2015)
NBA draft 2013: undrafted
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016 Kataja
2016–2017 Gießen 46ers
2017–2018 Scandone Avellino
2018–2019 Varese
2019–2020 SIG Strasbourg
2020 Ottawa BlackJacks
2020–2021 JL Bourg
2021–2022 Monbus Obradoiro
2022Ottawa BlackJacks
2022–presentMonbus Obradoiro
Career highlights and awards
  • CIS champion (2011–2015)
  • CIS Tournament MVP (2013)
  • CIS First Team (2015)
  • 2× CIS Defensive Player of the Year (2014, 2015)

Thomas Ryan Scrubb (born September 26, 1991 in Richmond, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional basketball player for Monbus Obradoiro of the Spanish Liga ACB. [1] [2] [3] He played university basketball for the Carleton Ravens.


University career

After playing at Vancouver College high school, Scrubb enrolled at Carleton University in 2009, and sat out the 2009–10 season. Playing alongside his brother Philip Scrubb, he won five straight CIS National Championships with the Ravens. He took home the CIS Defensive Player of the Year distinction in 2014 and 2015, while also earning All-CIS First Team honours in 2015. In 2013, Scrubb was presented with the Jack Donohue Trophy, being the Most Valuable Player of the CIS Championship. He was also a three-time CIS Tournament All-Star Team selection (2013, 2014, 2015). [4]

Professional career

Scrubb kicked off his professional career with Kataja Basket, of the Finnish top-flight Korisliiga, in 2015. [5] He also participated in the European-wide 4th-tier level FIBA Europe Cup with the club. Making a seamless transition to the professional game, he garnered All-Korisliiga Forward of the Year and All-Korisliiga First Team honours as a rookie. [6] He ended his Kataja stint at the completion of the 2015–16 campaign, and in May 2016, he inked a deal with the Gießen 46ers of the Basketball Bundesliga, the highest level basketball league in Germany. [7]

In July 2017, Scrubb signed with S.S. Felice Scandone of Italy's top-flight league, the LBA. [8]

On July 13, 2018, Scrubb signed with Pallacanestro Varese. [9] He moved to French LNB Pro A outfit SIG Strasbourg in July 2019. [10]

On June 11, 2020, Scrubb signed with the Ottawa Blackjacks of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL). [11]

On July 21, 2020, Scrubb signed with JL Bourg in France. [12] He averaged 8.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. On July 14, 2021, Scrubb signed with Monbus Obradoiro of the Liga ACB. [13]

National team career

At the 2011 World University Games, Scrubb reached the semifinals with Team Canada. [14] In 2016, he played in the Olympic qualifying tournament with the senior Canadian men's national team, [15] but they did not make it to the Rio games. [16]

Personal life

Scrubb's brother, Phil, is also a professional basketball player.

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  2. Thomas Scrubb joins Giessen 46ers.
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