Former Truman basketball player chosen as a Professional Basketball Combine honoree

Brodric Thomas, former Truman State University Bulldog and reigning GLVC Player of the Year, has been selected as a Professional Basketball Combine honoree. 

The announcement was made earlier today via PBC and Truman Athletic’s websites. Thomas was one of 24 players from NCAA programs invited and the only one from Div. II.

Other PBC participants have made the NBA, including Antonio Blakeney with the Chicago Bulls, and Chris Silva and Kendrick Nunn with the Miami Heat,” Truman Athletic’s statement said. 

This statement also explained that the combine is typically held at Mamba Sports Academy in California, but the current pandemic has prevented in-person events.

PBC’s statement noted Thomas’s offensive skills and described him as a clutch player in high-leverage moments

PBC also mentioned Thomas’s versatility on defense in addition to his speed and vertical pop. 

“We are excited to welcome Brodric Thomas to the PBC family and look forward to all of his future success in professional basketball,” the PBC statement said.

In his senior year with the Bulldogs, Thomas was a four-time GLVC Player of the Week, set a Truman record of 666 points in a season and finished his career as fifth in Truman history for scoring average at 21.5 points per game. 

Jeff Horner, Truman’s men’s basketball head coach, took to Twitter to congratulate Thomas.

“Leader, hard worker, and unselfish,” Horner wrote. “He did everything that was asked of him and could have gone anywhere he wanted. Extremely happy for [Thomas] and he deserves everything he gets!”