Donte Thomas

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Donte Thomas
Donte Thomas.jpg
Thomas with Donar in November 2019
No. 1Heroes Den Bosch
Position Power forward
League BNXT League
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1996-05-06) May 6, 1996 (age 26)
Olympia Fields, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight104 kg (229 lb)
Career information
High school Thornwood
(South Holland, Illinois)
College Bradley (2014–2018)
NBA draft 2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–2019 KTP
2019–2020 Donar
2020–2021 Cantù
2021–2022Donar
2022–present Heroes Den Bosch
Career highlights and awards
  • Dutch Cup winner (2022)
  • Second-team All-MVC (2018)
  • MVC All-Improved Team (2017)
  • 2× MVC Scholar-Athlete Second Team (2017, 2018)

Donte Thomas (born May 6, 1996) is an American basketball player who plays for the Heroes Den Bosch of the BNXT League. He played college basketball for the Bradley Braves before turning professional in 2018. Standing at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m), Thomas plays as power forward.

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High school career

Born in Olympia Fields, Illinois, Thomas attended Thornwood High School. He averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists in his junior season in 2012–13 and earned first-team all-area honours. [1]

College career

Thomas committed to play for the Bradley Braves. In the 2017–18 season, he was named to the Second-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference. [1]

Professional career

KTP

On August 5, 2018, Thomas signed a one-year contract with KTP-Basket of the Finnish Korisliiga. [2] With KTP, Thomas averaged 15.5 points and 8.4 rebounds in 46 Korisliiga games with the team. [3]

At the end of his rookie year, Donte Thomas was invited by the Oklahoma City Thunder to participate in an NBA free agent mini-camp in June, 2019 [4]

Donar

On July 6, 2019, Thomas signed a one-year contract with Basketball Champions League and FIBA Europe Cup participant Donar of the Dutch Basketball League (DBL). [5] The 2019–20 DBL season was cancelled prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 18 games with Donar, Thomas averaged 15.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in 27.6 minutes. [3]

Cantù

On June 22, 2020, Thomas signed with Pallacanestro Cantù of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). [6] He averaged 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

Return to Donar

On July 22, 2021, Thomas signed with Alba Fehérvár of the Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A (NB I/A). [7] He did not play a game for the club. On November 14, 2021, Thomas returned to Donar after he signed a contract for the remainder of the 2021–22 season. [8] He won the 2021–22 Dutch Basketball Cup with Donar.

Heroes Den Bosch

On July 28, 2022, he signed a one-year contract with Heroes Den Bosch. [9]

Personal

Donte is the son of Dontay Thomas and Latoya McCowan and has one sibling. He majored in social work at Bradley. [1]

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