Friday, April 1st, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  8 responses

Isaiah Thomas Leaving Washington for NBA

by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

The list of early entrants in the NBA draft grew on Thursday with the announcement that Isaiah Thomas would be leaving Washington to pursue an NBA career. Thomas is coming off a junior season in which he led the Huskies in both scoring (16.8 ppg) and assists (6.1 apg).

Thomas’ greatest moment in a Washington uniform came in the Pac-10 final this past season when his jumper at the buzzer against Arizona gave the Huskies the conference championship. After defeating Georgia in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Washington lost to North Carolina 86-83.

The 5-9 point guard plans to hire an agent, meaning he will not be returning next season.

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

“Isaiah Thomas has had an unbelievable impact on our program during his time with us,” Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar said in a statement. “We will definitely miss him, but we are behind him in his quest to fulfill a lifelong dream to play in the NBA.”

According DraftExpress, Thomas was projected as a second-round pick in the 2012 draft.

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  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Weak draft, good call.

  • http://www.twitter.com/notebooknick NotebookNick

    This headline momentarily scared Knicks fans everywhere. Then they realized it was the “other” Isaiah.

  • J.C.

    Ahaha I thought this was an April Fools joke at first then realised that it was a different Isiah Thomas…

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    What is it with UW and 5’9″ point guards?
    Anyways, I like Thomas. He should be a solid backup somewhere.

  • Klemperer

    This guys is mega fun to watch. He could kill a few dunk contests too.

  • Riggs

    hahah @ notebooknick: this headline scared the ISH out of me.

  • http://www.DarkWingPro.com DarkWing Productions

    @Riggs me too, I was like damnit this dude is like a gnat!

  • Dru

    (grabs a new pair of drawers) honey the knicks r ok