Thomas playing for Iowa Energy in 2015.
|Born||August 17, 1986 |
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lbs (102 kg)|
|High school||McKinley |
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
|NBA Draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|Playing career||2006-present (16 years)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tyrus Wayne Thomas is an American professional basketball player.
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 One later opened up when a JUCO recruit was kicked off his team and his scholarship offer was rescinded.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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