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Isaac Thomas: head in the clouds, his feet on the ground

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Recently the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced its Presidential Honor Roll recipients, with Isaac Thomas being recognized at Georgia College. The program honors all student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the 2016-17 academic year.

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Isaac is majoring in Accounting with minor in Finance. He is a rising junior and carries a 3.59 GPA.

On the hardcourt the 6’7″ Thomas has a total of 440 rebounds and 535 points. His sophomore season, he was nationally ranked in the top 20 DII schools in offensive rebounding.

In February Thomas earned his first Georgia College player of the week award. That week Thomas had a week full of double-digit scoring. He broke into the 20s against the University of Montevallo Wednesday where he netted 21 points and had five rebounds. Thomas went 3-for-3 past the arc and 8-of-10 from the floor against the Falcons as well. Thomas also combined for 29 points in the other two games this week. First, he scored 13 in the one-point victory over the Columbus State University Cougars. He also had six rebounds in that Monday night game. Saturday, Thomas helped the Bobcats secure their 14th win of the season with 16 points and nine rebounds. He lit up the scoreboard in the second half, adding 14 points in the second half alone. He also was nearly perfect from the foul line, missing only one of 11 shots.

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Over the summer Isaac and his father, Lanny Thomas, have hosted basketball camps in Trion as a way of giving back to the community that had supported him over the course of his career.

Lanny Thomas has coached basketball for 20 years. Fourteen years as head coach at Trion, three as head coach at Lafayette and he was assistant coach at Chattooga for three years. Thomas is a member of the Elite 200 win club as a coach.

LThe dynamic father and son basketball duo worked together and taught skills and knowledge of the game during the summer at their basketball camps. “It went wonderfully! Isaac enjoyed working with the students as much as they enjoyed learning from him. I have had some parents tell me Isaac has a favorite fan now in their child,” commented Coach Thomas.

 

 

 

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Casie Bryant is the NW Georgia Regional Manager for AllOnGeorgia.

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