Duquesne assistant basketball coaches Charles and Carl Thomas are getting recognized for their outstanding career on the basketball court.
It’s been announced that the twin brothers will be inducted into the Eastern Michigan Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, September 24. Festivities that weekend will also include this Class of 2021 being recognized during the Eastern Michigan/Texas State football game on Saturday.
Back in 1991, the Thomas twins helped lead Eastern Michigan to a MAC Conference title as well as an a NCAA Tournament appearances during the 1987-88 and 1990-91 seasons. That ’91 team got all the way to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Charles Thomas finished his college career with 710 points, 347 rebounds and 241 assists. During his four-year career, Eastern Michigan compiled a record of 84-40. Thomas played one season in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons. Carl Thomas started 66 games and finished his college career with 1,179 points, 452 rebounds and 249 assists. Carl set the Eastern Michigan career record with 185 three-point field goals. Carl played in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors and Orlando Magic.
Carl and Charles are one of just seven sets of twins who have played in the NBA.
The Thomas brothers have been longtime members of Keith Dambrot’s coaching staffs at both Akron and Duquesne.