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John Thomas (basketball)

For other people named John Thomas, see John Thomas (disambiguation).
John Thomas
Personal information
Born (1975-09-08) September 8, 1975 (age 44)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Roosevelt (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
College Minnesota (1993–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 1997–present
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
1997–1998 Boston Celtics
1998–2000 Toronto Raptors
2001–2002 Diablos de La Vega
(Dominican Republic)
2002 Xinjiang Flying Tigers (China)
2002–2003 Dakota Wizards (CBA)
2003–2004 Casademont Girona (Spain)
2004–2005 Minnesota Timberwolves
2005 Memphis Grizzlies
2005–2006 Atlanta Hawks
2006 New Jersey Nets
2007–2008 Colorado 14ers (NBA D-League)
2009–2010 Hapoel Holon (Israel)
2011 Aris (Greece)
2011–2012 Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
2012–2013 Jeonju KCC Egis (South Korea)
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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]


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