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Jun 06

Predraft Workout: Isaiah Thomas

By sarahhecht Posted in: 2011draft, draft2011
Isaiah Thomas played three seasons with the University of Washington Huskies before declaring for the 2011 NBA Draft.

The 5-9 Guard’s accolades include First Team All-Pac 10 last season as a junior. He also ranks in the top ten in UW points, assists and steals history. In his first season with the Huskies he was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.



The Trail Blazers welcomed Thomas to a pre-draft workout on June 6, 2011.

“Isaiah had a very good workout,” said Chad Buchanan, the Trail Blazers acting General Manager and Director of College Scouting. “Very good pick and roll point guard it’s a skill that he’s got to have at our level which he showed today. Made shots, made mid-range jumpers, made good decisions with the ball, very competitive, feisty kid. Very confident kid which is, at that size you’ve gotta kinda have those extra traits to compensate for your lack of size. I thought he was very good today.”

Thomas could contribute to the Trail Blazers, who are in need of a point guard to replace the aging Andre Miller, with his speed and quickness. His court vision and athleticism also lend to his success as a floor general.

While a lack of height may be viewed as an obstacle by NBA teams Thomas feels it isn’t an issue.

“This isn’t the first time I’ve played against someone that’s taller than me,” Thomas said. “So I’m used to it and I feel like I can use it to my advantage on offense and defense.”

Is Thomas the elusive “point guard of the future?”

4 Comments

  1. Will he be available for us to have that choice?

    What do you think Sarah. would he be our PGofTF

    by Hg on 6/6/2011 11:58 AM
  2. He's tiny, so he should be available in the 2nd round. But the question is, is he a better prospect then Patty or AJ? At times he definitely looked like an All-American but I think he could stick around in the league for some time given his quickness.

    by DHawes22 on 6/6/2011 11:58 AM
  3. @hg: I think he'll be available. His extremely small stature worries me. You have to compensate in almost every other area and I'm not ready to call any draftee our PGOTF.

    by sarahhecht on 6/6/2011 5:17 PM
  4. I thank you again for the info, miss sarah. I read stats and they all seem to be the best of the lot.

    by Hg on 6/6/2011 10:09 PM
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