Southside guard selected to play in All-state basketball game
Southside High guard Chris Thomas will play in the All-State basketball game this summer.
The junior was the only Dallas County player picked for the North-South All-Star game, which will be played July 19 in Montgomery.
The 5-foot-10 Thomas averaged 11 points a game and had two triple-doubles as the Panthers reached the Class 3A Southwest Regional finals. For the last two years, he’s made The Selma Times-Journal All Dallas County basketball team.
“It’s a great honor and great opportunity to play in the north vs south game, I appreciate being picked,” Thomas said.
Southside coach Darrell Walker said he’s glad that Thomas is getting the accolades.
“This is a testament of all the hard work he puts in everyday,” Thomas said. “We at Southside ask a lot out of Chris, and he produces everytime. He is a great athlete, but an even greater kid. I gave him the nickname “Red Nose” after a breed of pitbulls because he is relentless on the basketball court.”
Thomas is also an outstanding quarterback, making the Selma Times-Journal football team.
Thomas accounted for over 3,500 yards of total offense and 35 touchdowns as the Panthers made the Class 3A state playoffs.
“He is a very hard worker, he has that it factor, not afraid of the moment and is a winner,” Panthers football coach Charles Moody said.