Thomas Scrubb

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Thomas Scrubb
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Scrubb with Scandone Avellino, in 2017.
No. 11SIG Strasbourg
Position Small forward
League LNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1991-09-26) September 26, 1991 (age 28)
Richmond, British Columbia
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 Pallacanestro Varese
2019–present SIG Strasbourg
Career highlights and awards
  • CIS champion (2011–2015)
  • CIS Tournament MVP (2013)
  • CIS First Team (2015)
  • 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 of British descent. [1] [2] [3] He is currently playing with SIG Strasbourg in the French LNB ProA.

Richmond, British Columbia City in British Columbia, Canada

Richmond is a coastal city located in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is a member municipality of Metro Vancouver and the location of the Vancouver International Airport. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Richmond Olympic Oval was a venue for the long track speed skating events.

Basketball Team sport

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Strasbourg Illkirch-Graffenstaden Basket, most commonly known as SIG Basket or SIG Strasbourg, is a French professional basketball club that is based in Strasbourg. The club, founded in 1929, competes domestically in the French Pro A League, and internationally in the Basketball Champions League. The club's home games are played at Rhénus Sport. The players wear white and red uniforms.


College 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]

Vancouver College Independent school in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver College is an independent university-preparatory Catholic school for boys located in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1922, it is the only independent Catholic all-boys school in British Columbia. Despite the school's Catholic denomination, it is open to students of all religions.

Carleton University university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Carleton University is a public comprehensive university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1942 as Carleton College, a private, non-denominational evening college to serve veterans returning from World War II, the institution was chartered as a university by the provincial government in 1952 through The Carleton University Act. The legislation was subsequently amended in 1957 to give the institution its current name. The university moved to its current campus in 1959, and would expand rapidly throughout the 1960s amid broader efforts by the provincial government to increase support to post-secondary institutions and expand access to higher education.

Philip Alexander Scrubb is a Canadian–British professional basketball player for Movistar Estudiantes of the Liga ACB. He is a 6'4 ​12" tall point guard-shooting guard. During his college basketball career, he won five CIS championships with the Carleton University Ravens, before embarking on a professional career. Scrubb is considered one of the greatest players in CIS basketball history.

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]

Korisliiga sports league

The Korisliiga is the top-tier professional basketball league in Finland, comprising the top 11 teams of the country. In its current format, each team plays all other teams four times in the regular season, twice at home and twice away, for a total of 40 regular season games. The top eight teams continue to the league's playoffs, in which all series are in a best-of-five format. Pantterit holds the record for the most league titles won, with 14. The top level Finnish league for women is the Naisten Korisliiga.

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FIBA Europe Cup

The FIBA Europe Cup, officially abbreviated as FEC is an annual professional club basketball competition organised by FIBA for eligible European basketball clubs. It is the European-wide second level. Clubs mainly qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions, although this is not the sole deciding factor, as sometimes clubs that did not win their league can still qualify.

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

S.S. Felice Scandone basketball team

S.S. Felice Scandone, also known for sponsorship reasons as Sidigas Avellino or Sidigas Scandone, is an Italian professional basketball club based in Avellino, Campania. Founded in 1948, the team has been a regular in the Lega Basket Serie A (LBA), the first tier of basketball in Italy. The club won one trophy in its existence, as it won the Italian Cup championship in 2008.

Lega Basket Serie A top mens basketball league in Italy

The Lega Basket Serie A, officially abbreviated as LBA, is a professional men's club basketball league that has been organised in Italy since 1920. It constitutes the first and highest-tier level of the Italian league pyramid. The LBA, which is played under FIBA rules, currently consists of 17 teams, with the lowest-placed team relegated to the Serie A2 and replaced by the winner of the play-offs of that division.

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

Pallacanestro Varese professional basketball club that plays to Lega Basket Serie A

Pallacanestro Varese, also called by its current sponsor's name, the Openjobmetis Varese, is an Italian professional basketball club based in Varese, Lombardy. Founded in 1945, the team plays in the Italian first division LBA.

National team career

At the 2011 World University Games, Scrubb reached the semifinals with Team Canada. [11] In 2016, he played in the Olympic qualifying tournament with the senior Canadian men’s national team, [12] but they did not make it to the Rio games. [13]

2011 Summer Universiade

The 2011 Summer Universiade, the XXVI Summer Universiade, was hosted in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

The 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila was one of three 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Men. The tournament was held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines, from 5 to 10 July 2016. The national teams of Turkey, Senegal, Canada, France, New Zealand, and hosts Philippines were drawn into the tournament. The winner qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Canada Basketball Governing body for basketball in Canada

Canada Basketball (CB) is a non-profit organization and the governing body for basketball in Canada. This national federation was founded in 1923. The organization is responsible for the selection and training of players who represent the Men's and Women's national teams and then represent Canada in international competition, including Olympic, Pan American and FISU Games, as well as the FIBA World Championships. The current President and CEO is Glen Grunwald.


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