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Isaiah Thomas
Round 2, Pick 60
Position: PG
Class: Sophomore
School: Washington
Conference: Pacific Ten
HT: 5'9"
WT: 185
Biography: Thomas was the engine of a dynamic offense at Washington and will try to take over the same role for an NBA team like his Hall of Fame namesake. The Huskies finished in the top 20 nationally in scoring in each of his three seasons in Seattle and were third in 2010-11 with 83.1 points per game. After Quincy Pondexter's departure, the diminutive Thomas was once again Washington's leading scorer, averaging 16.8 points. He also hit one of the greatest shots in school history, an overtime buzzer-beater against Arizona to win the Pac-10 tournament title. After making that clutch basket, Thomas joined former San Antonio Spurs player Sean Elliott as the only two-time Pac-10 tournament MVPs. He also earned consecutive first team all-conference honors and was an honorable mention All-American this past season. Thomas finished sixth in school history with 1,721 career points but also showed his passing ability after point guard Abdul Gaddy suffered a season-ending ACL tear. The Tacoma, Wash., native's 213 assists in 2010-11 were six shy of matching a single-season school record and he led the conference with 6.1 per game. That average was better than Isiah Thomas' in his final collegiate season. The former Pistons great had 5.8 per game in 1980-81 at Indiana. The younger Thomas was given his first name when his father, James, lost a friendly bet on a Lakers-Pistons playoff game in 1989. Even more so than Isiah Thomas, James' son is undersized for the NBA, which could make him a liability on defense, but his effort at that end of the floor and his offensive skills could earn him a call in the second round.

John W. McDonough
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Isaiah Thomas
2010 Statistics
PPG FG% RPG APG FT%
16.8 44.5 3.5 6.1 71.9
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