Will Thomas (basketball)

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Will Thomas
No. 0 – Valencia Basket
Position Power forward
League Liga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1986-07-01) July 1, 1986 (age 31)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American / Georgian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Mount Saint Joseph
(Baltimore, Maryland)
College George Mason (2004–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2010 Belgacom Liege
2010–2011 Oostende
2011–2012 Armia Tbilisi
2012–2013 Pınar Karşıyaka
2013–2014 Sidigas Avellino
2014–2016 Unicaja
2016–present Valencia Basket
Career highlights and awards

William Benson Thomas (born July 1, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Valencia Basket of the Liga ACB. He is former college basketball player for George Mason University. He also holds a Georgian passport.

College career[edit]

As a starter in his sophomore year, Thomas was part of the 2005-06 George Mason Final Four team. During his college career, Thomas was named to the Colonial Athletic Association's All-CAA second team in 2007 and first team in 2008. He was named to the CAA All-Defensive Team for the three straight seasons. In his senior season, he was the runner-up for both the CAA Player of the Year and CAA Defensive Player of the Year. [1]

Professional career[edit]

After graduating from George Mason University in the spring of 2008, Thomas was picked to be part of the Washington Wizards summer league roster.[2] He was cut from the team and shortly after signed with Belgacom Liege of the Belgian League. He signed a contract with BC Oostende after playing with Belgacom Liege for 2 years.

For the 2011-12 season, he signed a contract with BC Armia from Georgia. He helped them win the Georgian Cup.

In July 2012, he signed a contract with Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Basketball League. On August 26, 2013, he signed a contract with an Italian league basketball team, Sidigas Avellino.[3]

On July 22, 2014, Thomas signed a one-year deal with the Spanish team Unicaja.[4] In his first EuroLeague season, he averaged 6.9 points and 4.5 rebounds over 24 games played.

On July 14, 2016, he signed a two-year deal with Spanish club Valencia Basket.[5]

Records[edit]

Thomas is George Mason University's eighth all-time point scorer with 1,564, the third all-time rebounder in men's basketball history with 993 rebounds and has the most games played in team history with 131.

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Unicaja 24 14 20.6 .511 .286 .727 4.5 .9 .3 .1 6.9 9.1
2015–16 24 15 23.0 .532 .212 .833 4.6 1.2 .6 .1 8.1 10.1
Career 24 14 20.6 .511 .286 .727 4.5 .9 .3 .1 6.9 9.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://gomason.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/thomas_will00.html Player Bio: Will Thomas
  2. ^ http://www.nba.com/summerleague2008/team/index.jsp?team=wizards Wizards Summer League roster
  3. ^ "Sidigas Avellino officially sign Will Thomas". Sportando.net. Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Unicaja adds power in Thomas". Euroleague.net. July 22, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Valencia signs Will Thomas to a two-year deal". 14 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 

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