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Worthing Thunder’s Tom Ward might just have the best numbers in NBL Division 1 so far this season, and watching this video of his 33 point outing last week, it’s easy to see why.
Tom Ward led all scorers with 33 points, 21 in the third quarter, as he led Worthing to an 84-70 win over Kent Crusaders in the National Trophy. Ward hit six three-pointers – some of them ridiculous – on 67 percent shooting while pulling down six rebounds and dished six assists.
Ward returned to Worthing this year after a year absence to focus on his work with his coaching company South Coast Elite Basketball. Last season he played for Canarias Basketball Academy in Spain before CB Santa Cruz of Tenerife.
His LeBron-like numbers weren’t just a one off either – this weekend he had 25, 8 and 7 on Hemel on Saturday, before following it up with 21, 6 and 6 in a close loss to London Lituanica on Sunday.
Ward graduated from Division 2 school St Michael’s in 2012 – tied for fifth in Saint Michael’s history with a 40.2-percent career three-point percentage, knocking down 106 threes while appearing in 72 games for the Purple Knights during three years following his transfer from Division I Saint Francis (N.Y.) College.