Jasmine Thomas (basketball) Information
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|No. 5 – Connecticut Sun|
|Born||September 30, 1989|
|Listed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Listed weight||145 lb (66 kg)|
|High school||Oakton ( Vienna, Virginia)|
|WNBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle Storm|
|2011– 2012||Washington Mystics|
|2013– 2014||Atlanta Dream|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
|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|
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. 
Thomas was selected in the first round of the 2011 WNBA Draft (12th overall) by the Seattle Storm.  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.  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.  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.  Months later, Thomas was traded to the Connecticut Sun in exchange for draft rights to Brittany Hrynko.  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.  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.  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.  She was then 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. . 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.
In the 2011-12 WNBA off-season, Thomas played in Czech Republic for Sika Brno.  In the 2012-13 WNBA off-season, Thomas played in Russia for Vologda Chevakata.  In the 2014-15 WNBA off-season, Thomas played in Turkey for Orman Gençlik.  In the 2015-16 WNBA off-season, Thomas played in Israel for Bnot Herzliya.  As of August 2016, Thomas signed with Ramat Hasharon of the Israeli League for the 2016-17 WNBA off-season.  In 2017, Thomas once again signed with Orman Gençlik of the Turkish league for the 2017-18 WNBA off-season.  In August 2018, Thomas signed with CCC Polkowice of the Polish league for the 2018-19 off-season. 
|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|
|Career||8 years, 3 teams||270||214||25.2||.378||.318||.775||2.9||3.4||1.0||0.2||2.1||9.3|
|Career||4 years, 2 teams||13||12||28.7||.341||.143||.682||3.1||2.5||0.8||0.6||2.0||7.8|
- "NCAA® Career Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
- "Seventh FIBA Women's U19 World Championship -- 2007". USA Basketball. February 20, 2014. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
- http://www.wnba.com draft2011/draft_board.html 2011 WNBA Draft board
- "Blue Zone - The Chronicle". The Chronicle.
- "DREAM: Dream Acquires Jasmine Thomas in Trade with Washington". www.wnba.com.
- "Dream re-sign guard Jasmine Thomas - FOX Sports". March 20, 2015.
- Atlanta Dream trades Jasmine Thomas to Connecticut for rights to Brittany Hrynko
- "Sun Re-Sign Jasmine Thomas - Connecticut Sun".
- "Jasmine Thomas scores career-high 29, Sun top Storm 96-89". June 30, 2017.
- "Connecticut Sun make history in win over Washington Mystics". July 9, 2017.
- Jasmine Thomas Scores 30 As Sun Beat Aces
- "Blue Devil Hoops Overseas Update - March 3".
- "Blue Devil Overseas Update - Jan. 4, 2013".
- "Blue Devil Overseas Update: Dec. 15, 2014".
- "Where In The World? WNBA Players Overseas. - Women's Basketball 24.7". October 25, 2015.
- "2016-2017 WNBA Overseas Signings - Women's Basketball 24.7". August 22, 2016.
- Jeff Jacobs: Sun's Thomas Won't Be Home For Christmas; She's In Turkey
- CCC Polkowice signs Jasmine Thomas