Herd’s Thomas leaves to turn pro overseas

Published 12:32 am Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University says junior basketball player Johnny Thomas is leaving the school to pursue a pro career abroad.

Head men’s basketball coach Tom Herron announced the news Tuesday.

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Thomas played one season for the Thundering Herd after transferring from North Carolina State University. He played in 30 games for Marshall and started 17, averaging 9.1 points per game.