Carelton Unheralded Thomas Scrubb Shining
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
|Minutes per game||23.5||189th|
|Rebounds per game||7.0||42nd|
|Assist to turnover ratio||2.9||22nd|
|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.