Terry Thomas in 3D: Mega Man
Up to date, 3D has scouted and acknowledged Canadian CIS, NCAA and Prep athletes. This week's CDN featured player is 6'4 Guard/Forward Terry Thomas of the Island Storm, which plays in the National Basketball League.
Terry kicked off the NBL-Canada season impacting the game from all fronts with 22 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. He followed up this outstanding performance with 22+ points, 8+ rebounds and 5 steals in an additional 2 games. Terry is currently ranked #1 in NBL-Canada in Total Points and Total Steals. We got in touch with Mega Man himself and asked him to share his story and experience playing professional basketball:
Q: You made quite an impact in your last year of your CIS career with Ottawa under Coach Derouin. How was that experience?
“It was truly blessed to be playing with a great group of guys and an a coach like Jimmy Derouin. We still keep in touch. He knew my playing style and let me rock out.”
Q: Only a select few of Canadians have consistently maintained a high level of performance in the National Basketball League of Canada. How would you rate your impact as a player in this league?
"I would rate my impact very high I work my ass of both ends of the ball I love turning defense into offence and I feel now teams have a hard time with players like myself.""
Q: After playing professional in a respected high-level league of Germany for Hamburg Towers (ProA).... how do you compare the experiences with that of the NBL Canada league and why you choose to come back?
"I am just humble to be playing still and I feel like I let my actions speak for myself. I love playing at home, but just being young and not understanding the business is why I came back. However, I wouldn't change anything because I've learned so much. Germany and the NBL-Canada are very respectful leagues and I'm just humble to be playing. I just try to do whatever I can to win for my team."
Q: Can you quickly reflect on your performance this past week as a second year player with the Island Storm?
"I'm having a great start to this season and I feel coach Joe and I are on the same page."
Q: In one word, describe Terry Thomas
Good luck Terry as 3D will be keeping an eye out for next year's FIBA International basketball competition. You can follow Mega Man and the Island Storm's season below: