|WC grad signs with Brazilian team|
|Wednesday, November 16, 2011|
Nathan Thomas, a 2005 graduate of Wilson Central High School and a former Wildcat basketball standout, recently signed to play professional basketball overseas with Team Itabom/Bauru in Brazil.
"Nathan is one of the hardest working young men to ever come through Wilson Central and as well as being a devoted Christian he has character unmatched by anyone I have ever coached," said Central head coach Troy Bond.
"Nathan is truly the type of role model you wish your kids to take after in life."
The 6-6, Thomas helped lead Wilson Central to back-to-back state tournament appearances in 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 and starred for four years at Auburn-Montgomery University from 2005-2009.
Thomas, a senior sports leadership / physical education major from Mt. Juliet, at AUM, Thomas was named an honorable mention NAIA All-American.
He led the Senators in scoring with 12.3 points per game and averaged 4.8 rebounds per game. He was AUM’s all-time leading shot blocker and led the conference in blocked shots as a senior with 57.
Thomas had also received All-SSAC honors as well as the SSAC Men's Defensive Player of the Year. He is the first ever professional men’s basketball player from Wilson Central High School.