Doug Thomas

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Doug Thomas
Free agent
Power forward
Personal information
Born (1983-09-20) September 20, 1983 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Inglewood (Inglewood, California)
College Southeastern CC (2002–2004)
Iowa (2004–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2007 BBC Monthey
2007–2008 Iowa Energy
2008 Trotamundos de Carabobo
2009 Sundsvall Dragons
2009 Abejas de Guanajuato
2009–2011 Reno Bighorns
2011 Kirchheim Knights
2011–2012 Reno Bighorns
2012 Petron Blaze Boosters
2012 Iowa Energy
2012 Al Kuwait
2012 Orange County Novastars
2013 Guaros de Lara
2013–2014 Bakersfield Jam
Career highlights and awards
  • Ligan champion (2009)

Douglas Kim Thomas II (born September 20, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League. He has played professionally in Venezuela, Mexico, Sweden, and the Philippines. In 2011, he was invited to the San Antonio Spurs training camp.[1]

Thomas was a member of the Iowa Hawkeyes where he won the Big-10 Conference Sixth Man of the Year.[2] Thomas graduated from the University of Iowa with a BS in African-American Studies after transferring from Southeastern Community College, where he played his first two years of collegiate basketball.[3]

High School[edit]

Thomas attended Inglewood High School in California as a prep senior after attending Pasadena High School as a junior. There, he was two-time All-Conference selection in California. He was also selected to ABE All-Star contest and Hoops at the Beach contest and was 1st Team All-League and 2nd Team All-CIF as a sophomore.[4]

Thomas led his high school team to the Pacific League Championship in consecutive seasons, averaging 21 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and three blocked shots as a senior and 12 points, 10 rebounds as a junior.

Prep School[edit]

Following high school, Thomas attended Christian Faith Center Academy in Creedmoor, NC for one year, where he averaged 21 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocked shots per game. He helped team post 21-6 record in his only season at Christian Faith Academy.

College[edit]

Thomas' freshman and sophomore years were spent as a key player for Southeastern Community College in Burlington, IA. Here, he helped his team post a two-year record of 69-5 while winning back-to-back National Championships. Thomas averaged 10.1 points and 6.7 rebounds as a sophomore, starting 29 of the 31 games he played and shot 49% from the field. He led all players with 13 rebounds in national title game, a figure that ties as the sixth highest total for a championship game. As a freshman, Thomas averaged 10.5 points and 5.9 rebounds helping Southeastern post a 37-1 overall record.[5]

As a junior at University of Iowa, Doug Thomas played in 32 games, with two starts and averaged 4.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, shooting 52.9% from the field. He had 5 points and 9 rebounds vs. University of Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament and 7 and a season-high 11 rebounds in win over Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament.[3]

Professional[edit]

In 2006, Thomas signed with BBC Monthey of Switzerland for the 2006–07 season. He left in May 2007. In 2007, he joined the Phoenix Suns for training camp. He was later acquired by the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League for the 2007–08 season. He was a starter for them for 36 of their 50 games, averaging 10 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block, while shooting 51% from the field.[6]

In May 2008, he joined Trotamundos de Carabobo of Venezuela. Later that year, he joined the Chicago Bulls for the 2008 NBA Summer League.

In January 2009, he signed with the Sundsvall Dragons of Sweden for the rest of the 2008–09 season. Later that year, he joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 2009 NBA Summer League. He later joined Abejas de Guanajuato of Mexico. He left after just two games. In December 2009, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns for the rest of the 2009–10 season.[7] He was re-acquired by the Bighorns for the 2010–11 season.

In 2011, he joined Kirchheim Knights of Germany. He left after just 5 games. In October 2011, he was re-acquired by the Bighorns. On December 10, 2011, he signed with the San Antonio Spurs for training camp.[8] However, he was waived by the Spurs on December 18.[9] He then returned to the Bighorns but later left in January 2012. That same month, he joined the Petron Blaze Boosters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). In March 2012, he was acquired by the Iowa Energy.

In the summer of 2012, he joined Al Kuwait SC. He later signed with the Orange County Novastars in November 2012. In December 2012, he signed with Guaros de Lara of Venezuela for the 2013 season. In March 2013, he left Guaros de Lara after just 5 games.

In November 2013, he was acquired by the Bakersfield Jam.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garcia, Jeff (December 9, 2011). "D-LEAGUE'S DOUG THOMAS INVITED TO CAMP". ProjectSpurs.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ohio State's Terence Dials Named Big Ten Player of the Year by Coaches And Media". bigten.org. March 7, 2006. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Doug Thomas Profile". hawkeyesports.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "All-CIF-SS: Boys Division II-AA First & Second Teams". socalhoops.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Doug Thomas Officially a Hawkeye". Scout.com. April 20, 2004. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Doug Thomas Playerfile – Career Stats". NBA.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bighorns Acquire High-Flying Thomas". NBA.com. December 3, 2009. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Spurs Add Four to Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. December 10, 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ Spurs Waive Antoine Hood and Doug Thomas
  10. ^ Bakersfield Jam Set Training Camp Roster

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