SPECIAL BY: Grace Lokole @Grace_TPCDN

The Carleton Ravens won their 10th CIS championship last season led by captain and 3 time CIS MVP Phil Scrubb who averaged 19.3 points 4.6 assist 5.3 rebounds on 40 percent shooting from the field. Carleton’s best player during last year’s national championship was Scrubb’s older brother Thomas who averaged 20.6 points a game 9.6 rebounds, and 2 assist per game on 48 percent shooting from the field.

As I’m writing this article Thomas Scrubb is leading the national championship Carleton Ravens in points and rebounds while shooting 60.8 percent from the field 6 games into the season. Most people who follow CIS basketball know who Thomas Scrubb is, but when it comes to Carleton basketball his younger brother tends to get a majority of the attention (and rightfully so he is a 3 time MVP), but if Phil is Jordan, Thomas is Pippen.  Thomas is a long 6’5 lefty with a Tayshaun Prince sort of game, he scores, rebounds, play makes, and defends at a very elite level; making him the most versatile player on Carleton’s roster. Another trait Thomas possesses is the ability to raise his game when playing against high level competition.

During an annual CIS vs.NCAA preseason match-ups he helped Carleton defeat NCAA programs Vermont, Illinois at Chicago, and Memphis on back to back nights. He registered a triple-double against Vermont with 20 points, 13 Rebounds and 10 assist on 9-13 shooting from the field, dropped 21 against Memphis in game one and 13 in the second that turned out to be a 92-60 laugher for Carleton. He ended his stat sheet stuffing of NCAA opponents with a 25 points 15 rebound game against the Syracuse Orange.

Highlights from his triple double game against Vermont-

Thomas Scrubb #11

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STATISTICS CATEGORY OVERALL
Games 6 58th
Games started 6 26th
Minutes 141 150th
Minutes per game 23.5 189th
FG 48-79 9th
FG Pct 60.8 11th
3PT 8-10 81st
3PT Pct 80.0 1st
FT 8-12 178th
FT Pct 66.7
Off rebounds 15 35th
Def rebounds 27 54th
Total rebounds 42 44th
Rebounds per game 7.0 42nd
Personal fouls 8 248th
Disqualifications 0 102nd
Assists 23 21st
Turnovers 8 181st
Assist to turnover ratio 2.9 22nd
Steals 3 200th
Blocks 3 49th
Points 112 20th
Points per game 18.7 18th
Points per 40 min 31.8 1st

 

Thomas is an A1 prospect for a majority of the best European leagues in the world; he has national team experience and a winning pedigree. His versatility manifests itself onto every stat sheet in a number of columns I look forward to his future performances in his final CIS season.