Friday, December 2, 2011

Marshall Basketball: Baines & Thomas begin professional careers

After being selected in Novembers NBA Developmental League draft, former Marshall standouts Tirrell Baines and Johnny Thomas have begun to make an impact during their rookie seasons.

Baines landed with the Erie BayHawks as a forth round selection and already found his way into the starting lineup. During Erie’s December 1st game against the Maine Red Claws Baines made his first start, registering 12 points and seven rebounds in 32 minutes of play.

In the Springfield Armor's lone game this season Thomas played eleven minutes, grabbing three rebounds while dishing out one assist. Thomas will get a chance to improve on those numbers tonight as Springfield host the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Keep on checking the Marshall Thundering Blog for more updates on Baines and Thomas as the NBA D-League season progresses.

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