Former S.C. State basketball standout signs with Chilean team

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Former South Carolina State basketball standout Thurman Zimmerman has signed a pro contract to play for Liceo Mixto de los Andes in Chile’s top league, the Dimayor. Last season, Zimmerman suited up for Provincial Osorno, also in Chile, where he averaged 20.1 ppg, 13.3 rpg (second in the league), and 2.4 spg (third in the league) en route to being named All-Chilean League. This will be his fourth season as a pro.

A Columbia native and Keenan High graduate, Zimmerman averaged 15.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals during his four-year (2002-06) S.C. State career. The 6-5, 220 Zimmerman was a four-time All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) performer and earned both Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year honors as a Bulldog.