Ron Thomas

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Ron Thomas
Personal information
Born(1950-11-19)November 19, 1950
Louisville, Kentucky
DiedJuly 14, 2018(2018-07-14) (aged 67)
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolThomas Jefferson
(Louisville, Kentucky)
NBA draft1972 / Round: 6 / Pick: 90th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career1972–1976
PositionPower forward
Number8, 42
Career history
1972–1976Kentucky Colonels
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Ron Thomas (November 19, 1950 – July 14, 2018) was an American basketball player. He played at both the college and professional level in the United States.

Thomas, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Louisville, played college basketball at the University of Louisville.

Thomas was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the 6th round of the 1972 NBA draft. He instead signed with the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association.

Thomas played for four seasons with the Colonels, scoring over 1,000 points in his professional career. He was part of the Colonels team that won the 1975 ABA Championship.

Thomas died on July 14, 2018.[1]


  1. ^ Lerner, Danielle (July 15, 2018). "Ron Thomas, ex-Kentucky Colonel and U of L basketball star, dead at 67". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved July 15, 2018.

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