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Former MU player joins team

Sep. 26, 2013 @ 07:08 AM

HUNTINGTON — Former Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball player Johnny Thomas joined the Harlem Globetrotters for their 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour.

Thomas, a 6-foot-5 forward from Morehead City, N.C., played for Marshall in the 2010-11 season as a transfer from N.C. State. He averaged 9.1 points a game while being named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team.

He is working on a master’s degree from Marshall, the Globetrotters said in a news release.

The Globetrotters identified him as dunking sensation Jonathan “Hawk” Thomas.

He is joined in the Globetrotters’ rookie class by Corey “Thunder” Law from High Point University, Joyce “Sweet J” Edworomadu from Texas State and Saul “Flip” White from Moraine Valley Community College.

“We are coming off our best tour­ing year ever in 2013, with more and more fans enjoying the Globetrot­ters than ever before,” said Globe­trotters Legend Sweet Lou Dunbar, the team’s director of player person­nel. “The Globetrotters are primed to make 2014 even more successful, and these terrific rookies will be a big part of that success.” The Globetrotters tipped off their tour Sept. 20-21 at the new Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. They will play more than 290 games in more than 250 cit­ies in 47 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico through April 2014.

A visit to Australia is coming up in October.



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