BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
Forward Thomas Smallwood from Bordeaux, France, has signed a basketball scholarship with the UAB Blazers.
The 7-foot, 217-pound Smallwood will be a freshman this upcoming season.
He has averaged 8.1 points and 4 rebounds during his career in France on the under-21 team.
"We are excited to have Thomas join our team," head coach Jerod Haase said. "He is a big guy with tremendous skills around the basket and is someone who shoots the 3-ball extremely well for a player his size. With the resources we have here, Thomas can come in, develop his game and be a great player for our program."
"From the support staff to all the coaches -- they all invest in the players here," Smallwood said. "I feel like everyone associated with UAB will invest in me personally, and that is why I wanted to come here. This is a great place and I look forward to being a Blazer."