Adonis Thomas

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Adonis Thomas
Adonis Thomas 1 20171007 (cropped).jpg
No. 1 – BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque
PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard
LeagueLNB Pro A
Personal information
Born (1993-03-25) March 25, 1993 (age 26)
Memphis, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High schoolMelrose (Memphis, Tennessee)
CollegeMemphis (2011–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2014Springfield Armor
2014Orlando Magic
2014Springfield Armor
2014Philadelphia 76ers
2014–2015Grand Rapids Drive
2016–2017Sidigas Avellino
2017–2018Banvit
2018–2019Medi Bayreuth
2019–presentBCM Gravelines-Dunkerque
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Adonis Michael Thomas (born March 25, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for the University of Memphis.

High school career[edit]

Thomas attended Melrose High School in Memphis, Tennessee. As a senior, he averaged 19.2 points, 12.3 rebounds, 4.9 blocks, 4.1 assists and 3.6 steals in helping lead Melrose to a 26-7 overall record.[1]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Memphis, Thomas saw action in the first 16 games of the season before missing the next 16 contests as a result of an ankle injury (torn superior lateral peroneal tendon retinaculum) that required surgery and rehab, only managing to return to action in the postseason. In 19 games (8 starts), he averaged 8.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 23.9 minutes per game.[1][2]

In his sophomore season, Thomas was named to the 2013 All-Conference USA third team. In 36 games, he averaged 11.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.[2] Memphis (31-5), which went unbeaten in the Conference USA in 2012–13 with a 16-0 mark, lost to Michigan State in the third round of the NCAA tournament.[3]

In April 2013, Thomas signed with an agent and declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final two years of college eligibility.[3]

Professional career[edit]

2013–14 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Thomas joined the Atlanta Hawks for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[4] On September 30, 2013, he signed with the Hawks,[5] only to be waived by the team on October 14 after appearing in one preseason game.[6] Four days later, he signed with the Brooklyn Nets.[7] However, he was waived by the Nets on October 26.[8]

On November 1, 2013, Thomas was acquired by the Springfield Armor of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player.[9] On February 25, 2014, he signed a 10-day contract with the Orlando Magic.[10] On March 7, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Magic.[11] On March 17, the Magic did not offer him a rest of season contract, and he returned to the Springfield Armor.[12][13] On April 7, he signed a 10-day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.[14] In six NBA games during the 2013–14 season, Thomas averaged 2.3 points per game.

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Thomas joined the Brooklyn Nets for the Orlando Summer League[15] and the Philadelphia 76ers for the Las Vegas Summer League. On September 5, 2014, he signed with the Indiana Pacers.[16] However, he was later waived by the Pacers on October 25 after appearing in four preseason games.[17] On November 1, he was acquired by the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League.[18] On February 4, 2015, he was named to the Futures All-Star team for the 2015 D-League All-Star Game.[19] In 51 games for the Drive in 2014–15, he averaged 18.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

2015–16 season[edit]

On July 23, 2015, Thomas signed with the Detroit Pistons after averaging 8.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in five summer league games.[20] Thomas suffered a calf muscle injury in the team's public scrimmage to end the first week of training camp and subsequently missed 10 days. He made his only preseason appearance against the Indiana Pacers on October 13, but he aggravated the injury after a 10-minute stint and wasn't able to return to action after that. He was later waived by the Pistons on October 23.[21][22] On October 31, he returned to the Grand Rapids Drive.[23] On December 4, he was waived by the Drive due to a season ending wrist injury.[24]

2016–17 season[edit]

On August 26, 2016, Thomas signed a one-year deal with Sidigas Avellino of the Lega Basket Serie A.[25]

2017–18 season[edit]

Following the 2016–17 campaign, Thomas signed with Banvit of the Turkish Basketball Super League.[26] He averaged 8.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in Turkey.[27]

2018–19 season[edit]

On August 7, 2018, Thomas signed with Medi Bayreuth of the Basketball Bundesliga.[27]

2019–20 season[edit]

On September 14, 2019, he has signed with BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque of the LNB Pro A. [28]


The Basketball Tournament[edit]

In 2017, Thomas participated in The Basketball Tournament with Blue Zoo. The team lost in the first round of the tournament. The Basketball Tournament is an annual $2 million winner-take-all tournament broadcast on ESPN.[29]

In TBT 2018, Thomas played for Team Memphis State. He averaged a team-high 18.5 points per game and 3.5 assists per game on 50 percent shooting. Team Memphis State lost in the second round to Team DRC.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Orlando 4 0 6.0 .333 .000 1.000 .8 .5 .0 .0 1.8
2013–14 Philadelphia 2 1 6.5 .600 .500 .000 .0 .5 .0 .0 3.5
Career 6 1 6.2 .429 .200 1.000 .5 .5 .0 .0 2.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "4 Adonis Thomas". GoTigersGo.com. Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Adonis Thomas Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Adonis Thomas headed to NBA". ESPN.com. April 4, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "2013 Atlanta Hawks Summer League Roster". NBA.com. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "HAWKS ANNOUNCE 2013 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. September 30, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  6. ^ "HAWKS WAIVE LIGHTY, THOMAS AND WILKINS". NBA.com. October 14, 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  7. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign Adonis Thomas". NBA.com. October 18, 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  8. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Waive Gutierrez, Johnson and Thomas". NBA.com. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  9. ^ "Returning Players Highlight Initial Training Camp Invites". NBA.com. November 1, 2013. Archived from the original on December 4, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  10. ^ "Magic Sign Dewayne Dedmon, Adonis Thomas to 10-Day Contracts". NBA.com. February 25, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  11. ^ "Magic Sign Dedmon, Thomas to Second 10-Day Contracts". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Magic Decide Not To Sign Adonis Thomas For Remainder Of Season". RealGM.com. March 15, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  13. ^ "Adonis Thomas, Lorenzo Brown returning to Armor". NetsDaily.com. March 16, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2014.
  14. ^ "Sixers Sign Adonis Thomas to 10-day Contract". NBA.com. April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014.
  15. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Announce Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  16. ^ "Pacers Sign Four Free Agents". NBA.com. September 5, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  17. ^ "Pacers Waive Four Players". NBA.com. October 25, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  18. ^ "Grand Rapids DRIVE: 2014-15 Draft". NBA.com. November 1, 2014. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  19. ^ "Thirteen NBA Veterans Headline Rosters for NBA Development League All-Star Game Presented by Kumho Tire". NBA.com. February 15, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  20. ^ "Detroit Pistons Sign Guard/Forward Adonis Thomas". NBA.com. July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  21. ^ Langlois, Keith (October 23, 2015). "Detroit Pistons Waive Martin, Thomas and Bachynski". NBA.com. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  22. ^ Ellis, Vince; Jahnke, James (October 23, 2015). "Pistons waive three players, including Cartier Martin". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  23. ^ "Drive Selects Five Players in 2015 NBA D-League Draft". OurSportsCentral.com. October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  24. ^ "Drive Waive Thomas and Add Jones to the 2015-16 Season Roster". OurSportsCentral.com. December 4, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  25. ^ "Scandone Avellino officially signs Adonis Thomas". Sportando.com. August 26, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  26. ^ "Banvit forvetini İtalya'da buldu". bsl.org.tr (in Turkish). July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  27. ^ a b "Adonis Thomas signs with Medi Bayreuth". Sportando. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  28. ^ "Gravelines-Dunkerque sign Adonis Thomas". Sportando. September 14, 2019. Retrieved September 16, 2019.
  29. ^ https://www.thetournament.com/players/adonis-thomas

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