Hometown: Tacoma, WA

Height: 5'8"

Weight: 180

Position: Point Guard

Team: Washington

Class: Junior
#2 Isaiah Thomas  | G

Right handed… Thomas has always been a big scoring guard for the Huskies, totalling over 1,700 career points in three years for Washington. He added a new wrinkle in his game this year as a distributor. When starting point guard Abdul Gaddy went down with a knee injury, Thomas took over the team's leadership void, shifted over to the point guard, his NBA stock received a big boost. Before Gaddy's injury, Thomas was scoring 15.5 points per game with 4.2 assists and 2.3 turnovers per game (1.83 assist-to-turnover ratio). After the injury, Thomas' usage rated skied as the team's primary ball-handling and scorer- boosting his numbers to 17.6 points, 7.2 assists and 3.4 turnovers per game (2.14 assist-to-turnover ratio). Showing off his improved ability to play some point in college has showed scouts that he's not just an undersized scorer, which would severely hamper his stock, but instead, a combo guard who can both score and run the team's offense... He will thrive in an up-tempo offense with his quickness, ability to push the ball and get to the rim in the open court. In the half court setting, Thomas will be able to run a good number of pick-and-rolls with his ability to penetrate and kick.

Thomas is a great athlete, but still only stands about 5'9". His role at the next level will surely be as a back-up or third string guard with the ability to earn minutes with his court vision, ability to knock down some jump shots and floor leadership. He's tough enough and competitive enough to hold his own on the defensive end for short spurts…
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