Torey Thomas

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Torey Thomas
No. 7ADA Blois Basket 41
Position Point guard
League LNB Pro B
Personal information
Born (1985-02-26) February 26, 1985 (age 34)
White Plains, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Trinity Catholic
(Stamford, Connecticut)
College Holy Cross (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2007–2008Akropol BBK
2008–2009 Hanzevast Capitals
2009–2010 Matrixx Magixx
2010 Guaros de Lara
2010–2011 Turów Zgorzelec
2011–2012 Spartak Primorye
2012 Metros de Santiago
2012 Partizan
2012–2013 VL Pesaro
2013 Aliağa Petkim
2013–2014 Le Mans Sarthe
2014 Cholet
2014–2015 Aris Thessaloniki
2015–2016 Rosa Radom
2016 MZT Skopje
2016–2017 AEK Larnaca
2017–present ADA Blois
Career highlights and awards

Torey Jamal Thomas, (born February 26, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for ADA Blois Basket 41 of the LNB Pro B.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

ADA Blois Basket 41

ADA Blois Basket 41, commonly known as ADA Blois, is a professional basketball based in Blois, France. The club plays in the Pro B, which is the second tier of basketball in the country. In 2018, Blois gained promotion to the Pro A, the first tier of French basketball.

LNB Pro B second-level French mens basketball league

The LNB Pro B, commonly known as Pro B, is the 2nd-tier level men's professional basketball league in France. It is the second division of the Ligue Nationale de Basket (LNB), which has organized the league since the year 1987. The top two placed teams from each Pro B season are promoted to the top-tier level LNB Pro A. The two last placed teams are relegated to the third level NM1.

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High school and college career

Thomas attended Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford, Connecticut. He played college basketball at the College of the Holy Cross. In his four-year career with the Holy Cross Crusaders, he played 125 games, averaging 9.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game. [1]

Trinity Catholic High School (Connecticut)

Trinity Catholic High School is a regional, coeducational Catholic school for grades 9-12 located in Stamford, Connecticut. It serves parts of Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. The school is a member of the FCIAC athletic conference. Trinity Catholic is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and the Connecticut Department of Education. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport.

Stamford, Connecticut City in Connecticut, United States

Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 122,643. As of 2017, according to the Census Bureau, the population of Stamford had risen to 131,000, making it the third-largest city in the state and the seventh-largest city in New England. Approximately 30 miles from Manhattan, Stamford is in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro area which is a part of the Greater New York metropolitan area.

College basketball Amateur Basketball consisting of current students of colleges or universities.

College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Governing bodies in Canada include U Sports and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Each of these various organizations are subdivided into from one to three divisions based on the number and level of scholarships that may be provided to the athletes.

Professional career

Thomas averaged 25.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 3.1 steals per game for Akropol in his first season as professional player. Later he was named the Player of the Year in the Swedish Basketligan. [2]

Thomas signed one-year contract in July 2008 with Hanzevast Capitals of the Netherlands. [3] After finished season, Thomas remained in the same league, this time he signed with Matrixx Magixx. [4]

Dutch Basketball League sports league

The Dutch Basketball League (DBL), formerly the Eredivisie, is the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. The league has a closed system. To participate a team has to have enough money and potential. The league began in 1960 as the Eredivisie and was organized by the NBB and later the FEB. In 1977 the league introduced the play-offs. At the moment the Dutch Basketball League consist of ten teams and is played under the FIBA rules.

Nijmegen City and municipality in Gelderland, Netherlands

Nijmegen is a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland, on the Waal river close to the German border.

On July 12, 2010, Thomas signed with PGE Turow. [5] Playing for Turów Zgorzelec, Thomas averaged 14.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game over 41 games. At the end of the season, he was named MVP of the Polish Basketball League. [6]

Turów Zgorzelec

PGE Turów Zgorzelec is a Polish professional basketball team that is based in Zgorzelec. The club plays in the Polish League (PLK). The club's home court for domestic Polish League games is the PGE Turów Arena. The club is sponsored by the PGE Group, and they are also the club's name sponsor as well.

Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK) is a professional men's club basketball league in Poland. It constitutes the first and highest-tier level of the Polish league pyramid. The winning team of the final round are crowned the Polish Champions of that season. It began in 1947–48, with the name of I Liga, and was originally organized by the Polish Basketball Association. The league changed to its current form, beginning with the 1997–98 season, after the Polska Liga Koszykówki SA, PLK SA took control over the league. In 2000–01 season the league turned professional.

In August 2011, he signed with the Russian club Spartak Primorye, alongside future teammate Jekeel Akindele. [7]

Russian Professional Basketball League mens professional basketball league in Russia

The Professional Basketball League, often abbreviated to the PBL, was the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in Russia, and the successor to the Russian Super League 1, which is now the second-tier division of the Russian basketball league system.

On September 3, 2012, Thomas agreed to sign a one-year contract with Partizan Belgrade. [8] On November 15, 2012, he parted ways with Partizan. [9] On December 22, 2012, he signed with Scavolini Pesaro for the rest of the season. [10]

On June 22, 2013, Thomas signed one-year deal with Aliağa Petkim. [11] He was released on October 22, 2013. [12] In December 2013, he signed with Le Mans. [13] He left them in January 2014, and signed with Cholet Basket. [14] On April 2, 2014, he parted ways with Cholet. [15]

On August 23, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Aris Thessaloniki. [16]

On July 7, 2015, Thomas signed with Rosa Radom of the Polish Basketball League. [17]

On September 10, 2016, Thomas signed with Macedonian club MZT Skopje for the 2016–17 season. [18] On October 10, 2016, he parted ways with MZT after appearing in only three ABA league games. [19] Two days later he signed with Petrolina AEK Larnaca for the rest of the season. [20]

On July 24, 2017, Thomas signed a one-year deal with French club ADA Blois Basket 41 of the LNB Pro B. [21]

Statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

College statistics

YearTeamGPGSMPGSPGBPGRPGAPGPPGFG%3P%FT%
2003–04 Holy Cross [22] 28014.11.40.02.11.55.1.324.259.769
2004–05312225.51.80.04.13.77.7.385.240.683
2005–06323136.42.40.05.34.811.0.392.354.679
2006–07343437.62.80.04.74.713.7.375.403.771

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