John Thomas (basketball)

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John Thomas
Personal information
Born (1975-09-08) September 8, 1975 (age 43)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High schoolRoosevelt (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
CollegeMinnesota (1993–1997)
NBA draft1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1997–present
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
1997–1998Boston Celtics
19982000Toronto Raptors
2001–2002Diablos de La Vega
2002Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2002–2003Dakota Wizards
2003–2004Casademont Girona
2004–2005Minnesota Timberwolves
2005Memphis Grizzlies
2005–2006Atlanta Hawks
2006New Jersey Nets
2007–2008Colorado 14ers
2009–2010Hapoel Holon
2011–2012Hapoel Jerusalem
2012–2013Jeonju KCC Egis
Career highlights and awards
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John Thomas (born September 8, 1975) is an American professional basketball player who has most recently played for Jeonju KCC Egis in South Korea.[1] He was the captain of the Minnesota Golden Gophers team that advanced to the 1997 NCAA Semi-Final.

Selected by the New York Knicks with the 25th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft although he never played a game with them as he was traded, along with Dontae' Jones, Walter McCarty and Scott Brooks to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Chris Mills and two conditional second-round draft choices on October 22, 1997. Four months later, he was again traded, this time to the Toronto Raptors, alongside Chauncey Billups, Dee Brown and Roy Rogers, for Kenny Anderson, Zan Tabak and Popeye Jones, he signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 2004, appearing in 44 games over the course of the entire season. Thomas was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Hawks in November 2005 from the Memphis Grizzlies and subsequently placed on waivers again on January 5, 2006. To complete the season he appeared in two games with the New Jersey Nets, he signed with Hapoel Holon in 2009.[2] In January 2011, he signed with Aris B.C. in Greece,[3] but he was released in April 2011.[4]

As of 2014, Thomas was the National Coordinator for Ultimate Hoops, an adult basketball league;[5] as of 2015 he was their National Manager of Training.[6]


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