Junior guard Isaiah Thomas will make himself available for the NBA Draft, he said today. (Highlights from his conference call are in the post above.)
Thomas, who averaged 16.8 points and 6.1 assists per game for the Huskies last season, issued this statement to gohuskies.com:
"Although it was a tough decision, I have decided to forego my senior season and enter my name into this year's NBA draft. At this time I will not hire an agent. Over the past 3 years I've enjoyed every single minute of my Washington Husky career. I am very thankful to have played for a great coach like Coach Romar and our entire coaching staff. I have just over two quarters left to earn my degree, and I fully plan on finishing school. Also, I would like to take the time to thank all of my teammates and Husky fans for their support and the unforgettable memories. Go Dawgs!"
Coach Lorenzo Romar, who is in Houston for the Final Four, issued this statement to the website:
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"Isaiah Thomas has had an unbelievable impact on our program during his time with us. We will definitely miss him, but we are behind him in his quest to fulfill a lifelong dream to play in the NBA."Thomas, who is from Tacoma, is a two-time first team all-Pac-10 selection. He ended this season ranked sixth in UW history in points (1,721), third in assists (415), third in 3-pointers (164) and eighth in steals (122).