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W. Basketball — Thomas transfers back home, joins JCCC’s program


W. Basketball — Thomas transfers back home, joins JCCC’s program

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Johnson County Community College head women’s basketball coach Ben Conrad has added a key transfer to his 2014-15 roster this week, signing 6-1 forward Hunter Thomas of Northern Arizona University. The move to JCCC could be considered a homecoming for Thomas. She played her senior year at Blue Valley Southwest, and her first three prep seasons at St. Thomas Aquinas.

“I have been watching Hunter for a while,” Conrad said. “I’ve always liked her game. She is just about the most physical post kid I’ve seen. There is some major upside to Hunter, and we are looking forward to working with her.”

Thomas appeared in only six games for Northern Arizona, scoring three points against UTEP. She also posted a season-best two rebounds at Sacramento State.

At Blue Valley Southwest her senior year, she was named team captain and earned first-team All-Eastern Kansas League and second-team All-State. She also played in the Greater Kansas City Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game for the Kansas squad. In her one season at BV Southwest, Thomas broke the single season records in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and shooting percentage.  She also received the BV Southwest Female Athlete of the Year in track white setting the school records in the shot put and discus. She also won league titles in those two events, and went on to place 10th in the shot put, and 13th in the discus at the State meet.

Before transferring to Blue Valley Southwest, Thomas attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School for three years, where she helped the Saints to three sub-state championships, two conference championships and three top-three finishes in state tournament. Her sophomore year, the team went undefeated (25-0) and won the state tournament.


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