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Tyrus Thomas
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Thomas playing for Iowa Energy in 2015.
Free agent
Position Power forward
Personal information
Born August 17, 1986 (1986-08-17) (age 35)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 225 lbs (102 kg)
Career information
High school McKinley
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
College LSU (2005-2006)
NBA Draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 2006-present (16 years)
Career history
2006-2010 Chicago Bulls
2010-2013 Charlotte Bobcats
2015 Iowa Energy
2015 Memphis Grizzlies
2015–2016 Eisbären Bremerhaven
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2007) profile profile

Tyrus Wayne Thomas is an American professional basketball player.

High School

During his freshman year in high school, Tyrus was 5'10". He tried out for his varsity basketball team, but did not made it. He only played organized basketball in his junior and senior years at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge, but never really built up enough recruiting hype to be considered a top 100 prospect. As a junior, he was a mere 6'6" 190 lbs, and when he officially committed to LSU, they did not initially have a scholarship for him. One later opened up when a JUCO recruit was kicked off his team and his scholarship offer was rescinded. Thomas grew to 6-7 ½, 200 lbs as a high school senior, and averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks per game, good enough for the all-second team in Louisiana.


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