Selected by Sacramento as a junior out of Washington with the 60th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft ... Signed a multi-year contract with Sacramento (12/9/11).
Twice named Western Conference Rookie of the Month (February and March 2012), joining Tyreke Evans (October/ November and December 2009) as the only Kings rookies to receive the award in consecutive months ... Only fourth Kings rookie to be awarded the monthly honor, joining Evans, Lionel Simmons, and Brian Grant.
2011-12 REGULAR SEASON:
Averaged 11.5 ppg (.448 FG%, .379 3pt%, .832 FT%), 2.6 rpg, 4.1 apg, and 25.5 mpg in 65 games (started 37) ... As a starter, averaging 14.8 ppg (.477 FG%, .406 3pt%, .841 FT%), 3.1 rpg, 5.4 apg, 1.0 spg, and 32 mpg in 37 games ... Scored in double-figures in 39 games, 20 or more in eight ... Dished out 10 or more assists in three games ... Recorded three double-doubles ... Led team in scoring in six games, assists in 26 games ... Twice named Western Conference Rookie of the Month (February and March 2012), joining Tyreke Evans (October/ November and December 2009) as the only Kings rookies to receive the award in consecutive months ... Only fourth Kings rookie to be awarded monthly honor, joining Evans, Lionel Simmons, and Brian Grant ... Led Western Conference rookies in March in assists (4.9 apg) and was second in scoring (13.6 ppg) ... In March, led all rookies in fastbreak points (64) and free throws made (54), and was second in assists (89), third in points (245) and steals (24) ... In February, led Western Conference rookies in scoring (12.2 ppg) and was second in assists (4.4 apg) ... In first five starts, scored 96 points, tying him with Otis Birdsong (Nov./Dec. 1977) for the most points scored in the first five starts as a Kings rookie since games started was first noted on official box scores in 1970-71 ... In first four starts, also matched Birdsong with 78 points. Top-Single Game Performances: Recorded a game-high and career-high 28 points (11-19 FG, 3-9 3pt, 3-3 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds, and one steal in 41 minutes vs. San Antonio (3/28/12) ... Tallied 24 points at Miami (2/21/12) with 20 points (5-6 FG, 5-6 3pt, 5-5 FT) coming in the third quarter, the most points a Kings rookie scored in a quarter since the 2000-01 season ... His five 3-pointers tied Jason Williams (4/23/99 vs. Minnesota) for the Kings franchise record for most 3-pointers made in a quarter.
Thomas finished his three-year career at Washington ranking sixth in school history with 1,721 points, third with 415 assists and eighth with 122 steals ... Averaged 16.4 ppg (.426 FG%, .325 3pt%, .713 FT%), 3.5 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.2 spg, and 30.4 mpg in 105 games for the Huskies ... Named First Team All-Pac 10 as a junior, ranking first on team in scoring (16.8 ppg), assists (6.1 apg), and steals (1.3 spg) ... Scored in double figures in 32 of 35 games played ... Scored a season-high 28 points (10-16 FG) against Arizona ... Dished out a career-high 13 assists along with 27 points against California ... Recorded 21 points against Washington State with 11 assists ... Notched 24 points along with eight rebounds against Nevada ... As a sophomore, ranked first on team in assists (3.2 apg), second in scoring (16.9 ppg), and third in steals (1.1 spg) ... Scored in double figures in 31 of 35 games played, including 11 games with 20 points or more ... Tallied a career-high 30 points in the season opener against Wright State ... Named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and led team in scoring (15.5 ppg) and assists (2.6 apg), while ranking third in steals (1.1 spg).
A 2008 graduate of South Kent School in Connecticut ... Ranked as the number 23 shooting guard by Scout.com and a top-100 overall prospect nationally by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Attended Curtis High School in University Place, Wash., near Tacoma, through 11th grade ... Transferred to South Kent School for two years ... Led South Kent School to the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) championship semifinals, losing to Brewster for the second-straight year ... Scored 1,045 points (28.2 ppg) and handed out 236 assists (6.4 apg) in 37 games in final season at South Kent ... Washington state Class 4A state player of the year as a junior ... Set eight state tournament scoring records in leading Curtis to a sixth-place state finish in 2006 ... Registered a record 51-point performance in an 80-76 semifinal loss to Franklin High School, surpassing the previous record set in 1955 ... Scored 36 second-half points in a second round game against Mount Tahoma ... Set state tournament records for - points in a game (51), points in a tournament (162), points in a state tournament career (241), tournament scoring average (40.5), field goals made (53), field goals attempted (103), three-pointers made (23), and three-pointers attempted (56) ... Averaged 26.2 points as a sophomore and 31.2 ppg as a junior.