Jasmine Thomas (basketball) Article

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Jasmine Thomas
Jasmine Thomas WNBA.jpg
No. 5 – Connecticut Sun
Position Point guard
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1989-09-30) September 30, 1989 (age 29)
Fairfax, Virginia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight145 lb (66 kg)
Career information
High school Oakton ( Vienna, Virginia)
College Duke (2007–2011)
WNBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Seattle Storm
Playing career2011–present
Career history
20112012 Washington Mystics
2011–2012Sika Brno
2012–2013Vologda Chevakata
20132014 Atlanta Dream
2014–2015Orman Gençlik
2015–present Connecticut Sun
2015–2016Bnot Herzliya
2016–2017Ramat Hasharon
2017–2018Orman Gençlik
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jasmine Thomas (born September 30, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Connecticut Sun of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

College statistics

Source [1]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007-08 Duke 35 277 35.1 24.7 60.4 2.8 2.3 1.5 0.9 7.9
2008-09 Duke 30 307 36.1 28.6 74.3 2.7 3.3 1.7 0.2 10.2
2009-10 Duke 36 577 38.7 35.6 79.1 4.3 4.1 2.8 0.2 16.0
2010-11 Duke 36 543 38.8 39.2 66.1 3.9 3.4 2.4 0.6 15.1
Career Duke 137 1704 37.6 71.5 3.4 3.3 2.1 0.5 12.4

USA Basketball

Thomas was selected as a member of the USA Women's U19 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia. The event was held in July and August 2007, when the USA team defeated Sweden to win the championship. She averaged 7.4 points per game. [2]

Professional career

WNBA

Thomas was selected in the first round of the 2011 WNBA Draft (12th overall) by the Seattle Storm. [3] Prior to her rookie season she was traded to the Washington Mystics on April 29, 2011 in a three-team trade deal; with the Indiana Fever receiving Erin Phillips and the Storm's third round draft pick, and the Storm receiving Katie Smith, Jacinta Monroe and the Fever's second round pick. [4] Thomas played for the Mystics for two seasons before being traded to the Atlanta Dream in 2013 in exchange for the Dream's two first round draft picks and a second round draft pick. [5] During her two-year stint with the Dream, Thomas made her first WNBA Finals appearance as the Dream advanced all the way to the 2013 WNBA Finals, where they got swept by the Minnesota Lynx.

In 2015, Thomas re-signed with the Dream in free agency. [6] Months later, Thomas was traded to the Connecticut Sun in exchange for draft rights to Brittany Hrynko. [7] In 2015, Thomas became the Sun's starting point guard and started in all 34 games for the first time in her career. In the 2016 season, she continued her role as the Sun's starting point guard; she achieved new career-highs in scoring, assists and field goal shooting. She averaged 11.7 ppg, 5.1 apg while shooting 40% from the field.

In 2017, Thomas re-signed with the Sun in free agency. [8] During the 2017 season, Thomas would continue to flourish in her role at starting point guard for the Sun. On June 29, 2017, Thomas scored a career-high of 29 points in a 96-89 victory over the Seattle Storm. [9] On July 8, 2017, the Sun made history as they completed the biggest comeback in franchise history after defeating the Washington Mystics 96-92 after overcoming a 22-point deficit as they improved to 10-7, Thomas scored 15 points along with 6 assists and 5 steals in the win. [10]She would then be voted into the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game, making it her first all-star game appearance. Thomas would finish the season setting new career-highs in both field goal shooting and three-point shooting percentage as well as in scoring and steals as the Sun finished fourth place in the league with a 21-13 record, receiving a bye to the second round, making it their first playoff appearance since 2012. In the second round elimination game, the Sun were defeated 88-83 by the number 5-seeded Phoenix Mercury. Thomas scored 15 points in the loss.

In 2018, the Sun continued to remain a competitive playoff team. On August 5, 2018, Thomas scored a new career-high 30 points in a 109-88 win over the Las Vegas Aces. [11]. The Sun finished 21-13 with the number 4 seed, receiving a bye to the second round. They would lose yet again in the second elimination game to the Phoenix Mercury for the second year in a row by a score of 96-86.

Overseas

In the 2011-12 WNBA off-season, Thomas played in Czech Republic for Sika Brno. [12] In the 2012-13 WNBA off-season, Thomas played in Russia for Vologda Chevakata. [13] In the 2014-15 WNBA off-season, Thomas played in Turkey for Orman Gençlik. [14] In the 2015-16 WNBA off-season, Thomas played in Israel for Bnot Herzliya. [15] As of August 2016, Thomas signed with Ramat Hasharon of the Israeli League for the 2016-17 WNBA off-season. [16] In 2017, Thomas once again signed with Orman Gençlik of the Turkish league for the 2017-18 WNBA off-season. [17]

WNBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold  Career high League leader

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2011 Washington 34 6 19.3 .353 .312 .667 2.1 1.9 0.7 0.2 1.6 6.4
2012 Washington 34 23 22.4 .379 .365 .674 2.4 2.8 0.8 0.2 2.1 8.2
2013 Atlanta 34 29 27.5 .359 .216 .696 3.0 3.1 0.8 0.2 2.0 8.5
2014 Atlanta 34 23 17.5 .323 .255 .714 2.1 1.6 0.4 0.1 1.1 4.8
2015 Connecticut 34 34 26.7 .328 .298 .783 3.7 3.9 1.2 0.4 2.2 8.2
2016 Connecticut 34 34 32.1 .408 .297 .861 4.1 5.1 1.2 0.3 2.5 11.7
2017 Connecticut 32 31 28.2 .421 .403 .781 2.3 4.3 1.5 0.1 2.3 14.2
2018 Connecticut 34 34 28.1 .398 .311 .855 3.3 4.8 1.0 0.2 2.5 12.9
Career 8 years, 3 teams 270 214 25.2 .378 .318 .775 2.9 3.4 1.0 0.2 2.1 9.3

Postseason

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2013 Atlanta 8 8 29.0 .310 .000 .700 2.9 2.1 0.8 0.7 2.5 6.4
2014 Atlanta 3 2 22.5 .421 .333 .625 3.0 3.3 0.6 0.0 1.3 7.3
2017 Connecticut 1 1 38.4 .368 .000 .500 3.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 0.0 15.0
2018 Connecticut 1 1 35.1 .357 .500 1.000 5.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 14.0
Career 4 years, 2 teams 13 12 28.7 .341 .143 .682 3.1 2.5 0.8 0.6 2.0 7.8

References

  1. ^ "NCAA® Career Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-21.
  2. ^ "Seventh FIBA Women's U19 World Championship -- 2007". USA Basketball. February 20, 2014. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.wnba.com draft2011/draft_board.html 2011 WNBA Draft board
  4. ^ "Blue Zone - The Chronicle". The Chronicle.
  5. ^ "DREAM: Dream Acquires Jasmine Thomas in Trade with Washington". www.wnba.com.
  6. ^ "Dream re-sign guard Jasmine Thomas - FOX Sports". March 20, 2015.
  7. ^ Atlanta Dream trades Jasmine Thomas to Connecticut for rights to Brittany Hrynko
  8. ^ "Sun Re-Sign Jasmine Thomas - Connecticut Sun".
  9. ^ "Jasmine Thomas scores career-high 29, Sun top Storm 96-89". June 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "Connecticut Sun make history in win over Washington Mystics". July 9, 2017.
  11. ^ Jasmine Thomas Scores 30 As Sun Beat Aces
  12. ^ "Blue Devil Hoops Overseas Update - March 3".
  13. ^ "Blue Devil Overseas Update - Jan. 4, 2013".
  14. ^ "Blue Devil Overseas Update: Dec. 15, 2014".
  15. ^ "Where In The World? WNBA Players Overseas. - Women's Basketball 24.7". October 25, 2015.
  16. ^ "2016-2017 WNBA Overseas Signings - Women's Basketball 24.7". August 22, 2016.
  17. ^ Jeff Jacobs: Sun's Thomas Won't Be Home For Christmas; She's In Turkey