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Pancake Thomas signs pro contract in Germany

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Former WKU men’s basketball player Pancake Thomas has signed
his first professional contract with Mitteldeutscher Basketball Club in Germany, the
team announced Thursday.

The 6-foot-4 guard out of Baton Rouge, La., is set to join the pro club that
competes in the Basketball Bundesliga, the first-tier league in Germany.

WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) takes a shot during a game against the Austin Peay Governors on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Ky. (Photo by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

Former Hilltopper and longtime overseas pro Sergio Kerusch has also been on the
Mitteldeutscher roster.

Thomas appeared in and started all 32 games for WKU during the 2016-17 season after
transferring to The Hill as a graduate senior.

He averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game and ranked sixth in
Conference USA with 34.8 minutes per game. His 1,112 total minutes played ranked
eighth in WKU history for a single season.

Thomas shot 41.6 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from the 3-point line. His
76 made 3-pointers tied for eighth in WKU history for a single season, and he hit at
least four 3s in 10 games, including eight of his last 15.

Thomas joins a solid lineup of former Hilltoppers playing pro ball domestically or
overseas. Heading into the 2016-17 season, there were 15 former WKU players active
professionally.

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