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Washington's Thomas entering NBA Draft

Posted on: March 31, 2011 3:17 pm
Edited on: March 31, 2011 3:34 pm
Isaiah Thomas announced Thursday that he will enter his name in the NBA Draft. Through a statement, the junior guard suggested he has no plans to return to Washington even though he said he will not hire an agent "at this time."

"Although it was a tough decision, I have decided to forego my senior season and enter my name into this year’s NBA Draft," Thomas said. "Over the past three years I've enjoyed every single minute of my Washington Husky career. I am very thankful to have played for a great coach like Coach [Lorenzo] Romar and our entire coaching staff. I have just over two quarters left to earn my degree, and I fully plan on finishing school. Also, I would like to take the time to thank all of my teammates and Husky fans for their support and the unforgettable memories."

Thomas averaged 16.8 points and 6.1 assists for the Huskies this season.

"Isaiah Thomas has had an unbelievable impact on our program during his time with us," Romar said. "We will definitely miss him, but we are behind him in his quest to fulfill a lifelong dream to play in the NBA."

(Click this link to see which underclassmen have already declared for the NBA Draft.)
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Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: March 31, 2011 4:32 pm

Washington's Thomas entering NBA Draft

Washington will be loaded with guards next season so this could be a blessing in disguise for Lorenzo even though you hate to lose a guy like Thomas talent wise.

The sad part is that he will be a mid-second round pick at best.  I wish kids would realize how important a college education will be years later when your basketball career is done.  Thomas should come back for his senior season and finish his degree because he won't be any higher of a pick this year than he would next year.

Since: Aug 24, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2011 3:53 pm

Washington's Thomas entering NBA Draft

Good decision. Hes not ready but with such a weak draft and some of the better players staying hes probably gonna get drafted higher than he should.

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