Rashawn Thomas in the finals of FIBA Europe Cup
|Partizan NIS Belgrade|
Basketball League of Serbia
|Born||August 15, 1994|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||230 lb (104 kg)|
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
|College||Texas A&M–Corpus Christi (2013–2017)|
|NBA draft||2017 / Undrafted|
|2017–2018||Oklahoma City Blue|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school career
As a sophomore he was named to the Second Team All-Southland. As a junior, he was named Southland Defensive Player of the Year and was selected to the First Team All-Southland. He had 73 blocks, an Islander single season record, and nine double doubles, which led the conference. In a game against Texas State on December 5, 2015, Thomas pulled down 19 rebounds. Thomas averaged 16.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game as a junior. Thomas scored 23 points in a 79-61 win over UMBC in the semifinals of the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Tournament. He surpassed the 2,000 point mark in his career, becoming the first Islander to do so. He averaged 22.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game, and shot 53.4 percent from the field as a senior and repeated on the First Team All-Southland. Thomas participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, where he averaged 14 points in three games. For his career he averaged 16.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
After not being selected in the 2017 NBA Draft, he signed a partially guaranteed deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder and competed for them in the NBA Summer League. However, he was cut by the Thunder before appearing in a regular season game. Instead, he signed with their affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League. In 36 games, Thomas averaged 13.5 points, 6.8 boards, 2.6 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.
In February 2018, Thomas was selected to the NBA G League USA roster for the International Challenge.
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- Martinez, Quinton (October 4, 2016). "Islander basketball programs hoping to take one more step as practices begin". Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- "Thomas passes 2,000, lifts A&M-CC by UMBC 79-61 in CIT semi". collegebasketball.ap.org. March 29, 2017. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- "THOMAS SIGNS WITH HOMETOWN OKC THUNDER". Southland Conference. June 26, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- "Rashawn Thomas: Member of 2018 NBA G League USA Roster". CBS Sports. February 13, 2018. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
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- "Rašon Tomas je novi košarkaš Partizana". kkpartizan.rs (in Serbian). July 9, 2019. Retrieved July 9, 2019.