Khyri Thomas

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Khyri Thomas
No. 13 – Detroit Pistons
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-05-08) May 8, 1996 (age 22)
Cupertino, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeCreighton (2015–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–presentDetroit Pistons
2018Grand Rapids Drive
Career highlights and awards
  • Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2017, 2018)
  • Second-team All-Big East (2018)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Khyri Jaquan Thomas (born May 8, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Creighton Bluejays. He was drafted 38th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2018 NBA draft and then traded to the Detroit Pistons.

Early life[edit]

Thomas attended Omaha Benson High School Magnet in Omaha, Nebraska. He committed to Creighton University to play college basketball.[1] Prior to attending Creighton, he attended Fork Union Military Academy.[2]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Creighton, Thomas averaged 6.2 points, 1.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game. As a sophomore, he averaged 12.3 points, 3.3 assists and 5.8 rebounds and was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year along with Josh Hart and Mikal Bridges.[3] As a junior, he averaged 15.1 points, 2.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds and again was named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year.[4] He entered the 2018 NBA draft without initially hiring an agent, but on May 13 announced he was staying in the draft and forfeiting his final season at Creighton.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Pistons (2018–present)[edit]

On June 21, 2018, Thomas was drafted 38th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2018 NBA draft. He was then traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for two future second-round draft picks.[6] Thomas made his NBA debut on November 9, 2018 against the Atlanta Hawks, playing four minutes and making a three pointer.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Detroit 26 0 7.5 .319 .286 .636 .8 .3 .3 .2 2.3
Career 26 0 7.5 .319 .286 .636 .8 .3 .3 .2 2.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Detroit 3 0 5.0 .500 .250 1.000 .7 .0 .7 .0 4.7
Career 3 0 5.0 .500 .250 1.000 .7 .0 .7 .0 4.7

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Creighton 34 28 18.6 .471 .418 .521 3.7 1.4 1.0 .1 6.2
2016–17 Creighton 35 34 31.2 .505 .393 .766 5.8 3.3 1.5 .4 12.3
2017–18 Creighton 33 33 31.7 .538 .411 .788 4.4 2.8 1.7 .2 15.1
Career 102 95 27.2 .511 .406 .719 4.6 2.5 1.4 .3 11.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Benson all-stater Khyri Thomas signs with Jays | Creighton". omaha.com. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  2. ^ "Former Benson star, All-Nebraska captain Thomas coming home to play for CU | Creighton". omaha.com. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  3. ^ "Khyri Thomas shares league's defensive player of the year award with two others | Men's Basketball". omaha.com. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  4. ^ "Khyri Thomas named Big East defensive player of the year (again) | Blog". omaha.com. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  5. ^ Johnson, Raphielle (May 13, 2018). "Creighton guard Khyri Thomas to remain in 2018 NBA Draft". NBC Sports. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Alter, Marlowe (June 21, 2018). "Detroit Pistons get Khyri Thomas in trade with 76ers, add Bruce Brown". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Langlois, Keith (November 9, 2018). "No slow start this time around as Pistons blow out Hawks". Pistons.com. Retrieved December 4, 2018.

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