“Liege Transfer News Will Thomas by Peter Buyse – Jun 20, 2008
Seems it did not take long for Liege to replace the departing Stephane Pelle since today they announced the arrival of George Mason’s Will Thomas (201-F-86). Thomas was selected first-team All-CAA in 2007-08 and was named to the CAA All-Defensive Team for the third straight season. He was runner-up for both the CAA Player of the Year and CAA Defensive Player of the Year. Averaged 16.1 ppg and10.4 rpg during his senior year. His 10.4 rpg placed him first on the CAA top rebounders
Some of you reading this might wonder why he was not even worked out by any NBA teams like Folarin Campbell was but the fact remains that Will Thomas just is not built for the NBA. Sure there were times that he dominated future NBA players but let’s face it the NCAA is not the NBA, it’s just a different style of the game entirely in my opinion. It doesn’t help either that Thomas was undersized even by college standards; I mean honestly there are shooting guards at his height in the NBA. His lack of athletism and shooting range were his downfall but he will make up for that with his hard work in the posts while in Belgium. More likely than not fans next season will notice Will’s absence more than anything and it will be interesting to see which of the young forwards steps up to the challenge.