There is a lot of talk about the transferable skills athletes develop while playing sports. Society praises the work ethic, teamwork, and perseverance it takes to compete at the highest levels in sports. However, the talk is often nothing more than general platitudes lacking specificity on how these transferable skills play out in the real world. In this episode, former Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, Thomas Sanders, takes us step by step through the ups and downs of his pro basketball career. He shares how his experiences as an athlete prepared him to start and grow a thriving Photo Booth company that is currently worth over one million dollars. He shares how pro basketball shaped his perspective and prepared him for life after sports.


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You can reach out to Thomas via the Houston Photo Booth company website.


Bonus Audio: On Being An Underdog

Here's the conversation with Thomas all about beating Kentucky and forever being an underdog in the world's eyes.


More on the day Gardner Webb beat #24 Kentucky

Here's the Sportscenter feature on Gardner Webb vs Kentucky from November 7, 2007.

There's also the ESPN game recap. The New York Times also did back-to-back feature stories on Gardner Webb– first on the upset, and then of its loss to UConn at Madison Square Garden about a week later.

Highlights of Thomas's pro basketball career

Here is a highlight reel of Thomas's performances in Iceland and Israel.