HoopsHype Deshaun Thomas rumors


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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." Oregonian

May 16, 2013 Updates

Thomas said teams asked him plenty of difficult and interesting questions during his interview process at the combine. But the most interesting, he said, was the fact the Spurs’ first question was for his cell phone number and his e-mail address. He gave them the e-mail, but not the phone number. “I can’t go around giving it out to everyone,” Thomas said Thursday with a laugh. “Now if they want to draft me, I’d be happy to give it to them.” Akron Beacon Journal

April 5, 2013 Updates

Deshaun Thomas, a junior on the Ohio State men’s basketball team, has elected to forgo his senior season of eligibility to enter the 2013 National Basketball Association Draft. "My three years at Ohio State have been the best years of my life,” Thomas said. “I have grown tremendously as an individual and as a basketball player. I intend to return to finish my degree, but I believe that now is the best opportunity to pursue my dream and begin my career as a professional basketball player. I will always be a Buckeye and am blessed to be a part of the Ohio State University family." Ohio State Buckeyes

April 7, 2012 Updates

F Deshaun Thomas on his decision to remain with Buckeyes next season rather than make himself eligible for the NBA draft: "We have a great team returning next season and I want to be a part of another championship run. My family, my coaches and I looked at my future as a professional, but I love being a Buckeye and want to continue my education and development as a player and as a person at Ohio State." CBSSports.com

April 1, 2012 Updates

Known for his ability to score in bunches and grab offensive rebounds, Thomas’ game is far from complete. But with the NBA’s reputation of drafting on potential, Thomas could be an attractive selection if he decides to move on to the next level. Thomas, however, didn’t go out with a bang in his sophomore season. Against Kansas, Thomas was only 3-of-14 from the floor and he finished with only nine points. Thomas played only 23 minutes in the game after fighting through foul trouble. Like Sullinger, Thomas said he hasn’t made a decision. “I’m going to have to let this loss soak in right now,” Thomas said. “People are looking at me and if there is a chance for me to go to the next level then I’ll look into something like that, but right now I am trying to (think about this) loss, get my head right, focus on school, and do what’s best for me.” Scout.com

March 30, 2012 Updates

F Deshaun Thomas ' strong sophomore season has brought some speculation about him going pro. “I never really thought about the NBA. If a chance like that comes, then it will probably be something I will have to look at. But right now, I'm just focused on trying to get to the national championship.” CBSSports.com

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