State Fair Community College Roadrunners sophomore guard Joseph Thomasson on Monday signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for Wright State University next year. Wright State is a Division I school and member of the Horizon League in Dayton, Ohio.
“I signed with Wright State out of high school and it didn’t work out,” said Thomasson. “Now I feel like I can go there and have a major impact. Their program is on the rise; I want to win my conference and have an opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament. I think I have a good shot at doing that at Wright State. This also gives me the opportunity to be closer to my family.”
The Dayton, Ohio, native is second on the team in scoring, averaging 15.3 points, 6.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He shoots 75 percent from the free-throw line.
“He has a chance to make an immediate impact at Wright State,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “He’s going to come in as a polished player. They are getting a player who’s a fierce competitor and just wants to win. He also makes other players around him better.”
Thomasson earned All-Region 16 honors as a freshman at SFCC and helped his team to a 20-10 record. He finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 14 points a game; led his team in assists with 150; and finished second in steals with 47.
In the photo: State Fair Community College Roadrunners sophomore guard Joseph Thomasson, seated center, Monday signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, next year. Back row, from left: Roadrunners Ben Denbow, Kevin Punter, Kedar Edwards, Isaac Freeman, Jerrard Davis, and Marcus Mondaine. Seated, from left, Assistant Coach Josh Sash, Thomasson and Head Coach Kevin Thomas. Photo submitted.