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Deshaun Thomas
Deshaun Thomas
Position: None
Born: 08/28/91
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Deshaun Thomas: “Nanterre had a good program for me and it is a good step before joining the NBA. Pro A is a good competition and it will be interesting to play in the Euroleague. I spoke with David (Lighty, former Ohio State player) on the championship team. He told me they took good care of him, there’s a great atmosphere on the team, he had a lot of fun during the season and the city was great. It will be a good challenge for a young player like me to play the Euroleague. My goal this season is going to be to get better and win games.”
Earlier, Spanish and European basketball websites reported Thomas was close to signing with Estudiantes Madrid, which plays in Spain’s top league, the Liga Endesa. But when first contacted this afternoon, Thomas said he was considering another opportunity. While we were talking, Thomas took a call from his agent, J.R. Hensley, and later said he had agreed to a contract to play for a team in Paris.
The Nets will hold the final draft workout at their New Jersey practice facility today. The headline name among the six players who are scheduled to attend is Louisville center Gorgui Dieng, who anchored the Cardinals’ defense on their way to the national championship. The other players expected to participate are Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas and four local products: Miami guard Durand Scott, who starred at Rice High School; USC guard Jio Fontan, who began his collegiate career at Fordham after playing high school ball with Nets guard Tyshawn Taylor at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City; St. Bonaventure forward Demetrius Conger and Division III Farmingdale State center A.J. Matthews, both of whom are Brooklyn natives.
On the heels of hiring a new general manager, the Sacramento Kings will take a look at six prospects in a pre-draft workout tomorrow. The players trying out Tuesday will likely get consideration with the Kings’ second-round pick. Of the group working out tomorrow, Lorenzo Brown and Deshaun Thomas are the only players tabbed as possible selections in next week’s draft
Former Ohio State forward DeShaun Thomas said part of his predraft workouts have included sessions with former Trail Blazers center Greg Oden at the St. Vincents Performance Center in Indianapolis. Oden, who played in 82 games in four seasons after being the No. 1 overall pick with the Blazers in 2007, hasn’t played since December of 2009 because of knee problems, but is working toward a comeback. “Man, he looks unbelievable,” Thomas said. “He’s running, he’s lifting weights. You might be seeing a comeback. He looks like he is ready to go. He’s running, getting in shape. I’ll tell you one thing: For a big 7-footer, that’s all he does — running and getting in shape. He’s looking right.”