Malcolm Thomas Receives NBA Call-Up to Golden State Warriors

Malcolm Thomas Receives NBA Call-Up to Golden State Warriors

EL SEGUNDO - Malcolm Thomas has signed with the Golden State Warriors, marking his third NBA GATORADE Call-Up from the Los Angeles D-Fenders over the past two seasons, it was announced today. Thomas becomes the second D-Fenders player to be called-up this year and the 13th in team history.

Malcom Thomas
Malcolm Thomas has signed with the Golden State Warriors.

Thomas, a 6-9, 230 pound forward out of San Diego State University, played in just one game with the D-Fenders this year, totaling 13 points, 17 rebounds and three steals in nearly 41 minutes of action. Prior to rejoining the D-Fenders, Thomas played for Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel from October 2012 to February 2013. Called-up twice from the D-Fenders last season, Thomas played for the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets in 2011-12 along with their NBA Development League affiliates, the Austin Toros and Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Named to the All-NBA D-League First Team, All-NBA D-League Defensive First Team, and All-NBA D-League Rookie First Team, Thomas averaged 13.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 25 games last season. Additionally, Thomas averaged 17.9 points and 12.3 rebounds in seven NBA D-League playoff games with the D-Fenders.

A standout at San Diego State, Thomas helped lead the Aztecs to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance during his senior season, averaging 11.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 30.4 minutes. After just two seasons at San Diego State, Thomas concluded his career with the Aztecs as the school’s second leading shot blocker of all-time while ranking eighth all-time in both rebound average and field goal percentage.

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