ANDhe Surne Bilbao Basket confirmed the signing of US guard Khyri Thomas, former player of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets, to cover the loss of Andrew Goudelock, who will be out of the team for several weeks due to a torn tendon in his left leg.
Thomas, 25 years old and 1.91 tall, trained at Creighton University (2015-2018) and was selected 38th in the 2018 draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, although he was traded to the Detroit Pistons, a team with the one who played 34 games between 2018 and 2020.
Thomas is a good defender, with the ability to score and will help us physically
Last May, the outside of New Orleans joined the Houston Rockets and in the five games he played with the Texas franchise he averaged 16.4 points, 5 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game, signing a stellar performance against Utaz Jazz with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals.
The sporting director of Bilbao Basket, Rafa Pueyo, stressed that Thomas is “a good defender, with the ability to score” that “will help in the physical aspect”.
“He is a good player from the three-point line, capable of playing ‘pick & roll’ and is a good player also in transition and counterattack situations. He is a young player who will come with great hunger and enthusiasm and that will cause him to contribute energy in the game, “stressed Pueyo.