Former Mason Basketball Standouts Sign Professional Contracts

Posted: August 13, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Will Thomas in action as a Patriot
Will Thomas in action as a Patriot.

A pair of former Mason players who have been linked together for the past four years will find themselves playing on different teams in different leagues next year.

Will Thomas, BS Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources ’08, has signed with a Belgian team, while Folarin Campbell, BA Communication ’08, has signed with an Italian squad in the 2008-09 season.

Thomas, one of the top scorers and rebounders in Mason history, will play this year for Belgacom Liege, a Division 1 Team in the Ethias League. Liege was 20-15 last year in the regular season.

Thomas is one of 11 American players currently on the Liege roster, but he is the youngest one, as all the other players have prior professional basketball experience. He is one of seven players on the Liege roster in their first year with the team.

Folarin Campbell working for green and gold
Folarin Campbell working for green and gold.
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Last season, Thomas was the runner-up for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.

Campbell, one of the top three-point shooters and passers in Mason history, will play this season for Solsonica Rieti, a Serie A Team in the Italian League. Rieti was 14-20 last year in the regular season.

Campbell is one of five American players on the roster, and he is the second-youngest player on the team. Like Thomas, he is the only player on his team without professional experience. Campbell is one of 10 first-year players on the squad.

Last season, Campbell was named second-team All-CAA.

The Rieti and Liege seasons begin in October.

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