My journey of France

Picture - Le MansI’m in New York fielding a few offers from teams in Poland, Croatia, Germany and Greece but still waiting for that one call to help rejuvenate my career. I have had a tough year and a half basketball wise. I just left Aliaga in Turkey it wasn’t a good fit for me and there are major financial problems in that organization. Sunday afternoon I get a call from Coach JD Jackson of Le Mans Sarthe Basket. He asks am I ready and in shape to play we need a player to step in for 6 weeks and help the team. I told coach this is the call I was waiting on and I was on the plane the next day from New York to Paris!

Fresh off the plane and medical testing I played my first game with Le Mans at home vs Artland Dragons in the Eurocup and we won. I felt part of the team as soon as I stepped on the court it was a great experience. In my stay we managed to win 5 games and losing 2 close games by a few points. We qualified for theLeaders Cup which is the top 8 teams in the French League who will play for a trophy in the middle of February. We also were tied for 1st place in the French League. They had other options but it was a tough situation knowing after 6 weeks that the contract would be over but that’s the beauty of life.I took a chance I gave up guaranteed contracts to pursue a short term deal but the benefits were large.

My leadership and winning attitude was on display and basketball is enjoyable. I want to thank Le Mans Sarthe Basket and all my teammates, fans, and supports for the warm welcome.

I have now landed a job with Cholet Basket for the rest of the season. I will be playing in the French League as well as the EuroChallenge. I am excited about this new opportunity!

Determination To Be Legendary!

Shoutouts to

January 11th, 2008, Akropol meets Sundsvall Dragons. Torey Thomas meets the NBA legend and 6 time champion, Scottie Pippen. In a star showdown both players get selected as the MVPs. Join us in this special journey of this historical matchup in Torey’s life. Determination To Be Legendary!

After the 2007-08 season Torey Thomas has been selected as the player of the year in Sweden! Click here to view the complete season statistics.

Featured Ballers – Spencer Smith

We are back with the featured ballers column. This time I would like to give you a closer look at the career of: Spencer Smith.

My first year overseas was everything that I imagined it to be. The food, the people, the culture and the opportunity to play professional basketball. I played for Deportes Castro in Castro, Chile. It was a small city but very passionate about basketball. We ultimately won the Liga Movistar Championship it was the first championship the city has ever won! A long with the team success I was able to gain individual success averaging 18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assist and 2 steals. Also first team import all league and defensive. All in all it was a great way to start my professional career.

Spencer is currently looking for a club in Europe, Asia or Latin America. Any clubs interested in his services can reach me via the contact section and I will provide all of the necessary information.

LIVE – Russian Cup Final!

After a huge win yesterday against a tough Spartak Sankt Petersburg team, Spartak Primorie advanced to the final! The game is now Live and you can watch Torey and Spartak Primorie taking on the Krasnie Krilya Samara team! Winner of the game will take on the Russian Cup. Torey and Spartak need your support in this crucial game!

Tune in by following the link to the official website of Spartak Basket and comment on Torey’s Official Facebook Fanpage!

LIVE – CSKA Moscow at Spartak Primorie

We are live again in Russian BEKO PBLeague! Today’s game is one of the last two of the regular season. This time Torey’s Spartak is playing at home against the Russian powerhouse of CSKA Moscow.

CSKA is currently in the second place with two games played less than the leader – Khimki Moscow Region. The Moscow team features some great players like the  Andrei Kirilenko, Nenad Krstic, Milos Teodosic, Jamont Gordon. Once again we know that Spartak will do everything that is necessary to win this extremely important game against a tough rival. Spartak is fighting for seeding for the playoffs, currently standing at the 7th spot in the league. GoTorey and Go Spartak Primorie!

Tune in by following the link to the official website of Spartak Basket and comment on Torey’s Official Facebook Fanpage!

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