Thabo Sefolosha




SEASON 20.8 51 40.7 84.8 7.8 4.1 0.9 0.2
CAREER STATS 23.2 44.9 34.8 73.7 6 3.9 1.5 0.4


6 ft7 in

/ 2.01m


220 lbs

/ 99.8kg



Thabo Sefolosha fakes the pass and powers through the defense for a one-handed slam.

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Thabo Sefolosha strips the ball from the opposition then flies in for the contested dunk.


Thabo Sefolosha gets the steal from Trey Lyles and takes it to the hoop for the slam.

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Donovan Mitchell carries the Jazz late and finishes with 24 points in a 121-108 win over the Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game-high 27 points for Milwaukee in the loss.


Donovan Mitchell tips a pass right to Thabo Sefolosha under the basket for an easy layup.

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Thabo Sefolosha gets the shot to drop and draws the foul for the and-1.

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Karl-Anthony Towns scores 24 points, grabs 13 rebounds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 109-98.

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Donovan Mitchell leads the Jazz to a 114-106 win over the Nets with 26 points and 3 rebounds.


Thabo Sefolosha hits Joe Ingles with the bounce pass to get the layup in.

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Dario Saric leads all scoring with 25 points as the 76ers defeat the Jazz, 104-97.

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Thabo Sefolosha finds Rudy Gobert in the paint and Gobert goes up strong to finish with a thunderous dunk.


Thabo Sefolosha comes from the weak side to block Damian Lillard's baseline jumper.


Donovan Mitchell gets the steal and tosses it to Thabo Sefolosha who gets the layup off the glass.

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TJ Warren leads the way for the Suns with 27 points and five rebounds, as the Suns defeat the Utah Jazz 97-88.

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Ricky Rubio gets the steal and Thabo Sefolosha finishes at the other end with the transition lay-in.

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Rodney Hood makes a sneaky pass to Thabo Sefolosha for the layup.

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Alec Burks scores 16 points as the Utah Jazz cruise to a 117-78 victory over Haifa Maccabi.

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It was an exciting week in Africa filled with tremendous community outreach efforts and concluded with Team World defeating Team Africa 108-97 in this year’s game.

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Dirk Nowitzki and Thabo Sefolosha address the crowd before Saturday's game.

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Professional History

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 61 games (61 starts) and averaged 6.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.30 steals in 26.0 minutes… Scored in double figures 10 times (Oklahoma City went 9-1 in those games)...Recorded six steals (one shy of career-high) at LAC (11/13), then registered six steals for a second time at MIA (1/29)...Went a perfect 6-of-6 from the field en route to 13 points during win at BOS (1/24)... ...One DNP – Flu like symptoms...Three DNP – Sprained Right Knee...17 DNP’s –Left Calf Strain

2012-13 SEASON:
Set a career-high with 28 points, on a career- high 11 made field goals, including a career- high six made 3-point field goals at Houston (2/20). Recorded a career-best 7.6 points per game on a career-high 48.1% shooting. Posted a steal in 14 consecutive games earlier this season which represents a career-long streak. Shot 41.9% from 3-point range on the season (Ranked 16th in the NBA). Set a then-Thunder high with 20 points at Phoenix (2/10). In the game, set a then career-high with five made 3-point FG. Scored in double figures on 21 occasions. Recorded nine points on perfect 3-of-3 3-point shooting in the first quarter during Oklahoma City victory vs. Toronto (11/6). Pulled-down a season-high 12 rebounds on at Denver (3/1). One DNP – Neck Strain. One DNP - Inactive

2011-12: Oklahoma City went 31-11 with Sefolosha in the starting lineup. Set a career-high with seven steals during win at Milwaukee (4/9). Returned to Thunder lineup at Denver (3/15) for the first time after missing the 23 previous games with right foot soreness. Led the Thunder in three-point shooting accuracy after connecting on 43.7% of his three-point attempts (31-71 3FG). Scored in double figures on six occasions. Scored 19 points at Boston (1/16) which represented a new Thunder-high. One game on Inactive List (Flu-Like Symptoms).
2010-11: Thunder posted a 9-2 record when Sefolosha scored in double figures. His 47.1 shooting percentage on the season is the best of any year in his career. Matched a career-high with 13 rebounds during win at Houston on 1/12. Scored a season-high 15 points (5-8 FGs) to go along with a team-high nine rebounds 12/15 vs. Houston. Netted a career-high six steals 12/3 at Toronto. Posted second double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds in OT win at Indiana (11/26). Recorded a double-double with 13 points on perfect 5-of-5 field goal shooting to go along with a team-high 11 rebounds during win vs. Minnesota (11/22). Scored in double figures back-to-back outings at Milwaukee (11 points; three steals) and Minnesota (13 points; 5-5 FGs). Played a game-high and career-high 55 minutes during OKC triple OT win at New Jersey (12/1).
2009-10: Named to the NBA�s All-Defensive Second Team. One of four players to start all 82 games for the Thunder. Scored in double-figures 16 times. Tallied 15 points on 6-10 FGs including 2-2 three point shooting in contest vs. Phoenix (4/9). recorded three double-doubles on the year. At San Antonio on 2/24 recorded 12 points to go along with career-high (tying) 13 rebounds, including a career-high (tying) 10 offensive rebounds. In three- game stretch (12/14 at Denver - 12/18 vs. Detroit) averaged 9.7 points on 66.7% shooting (12-18 FG�s). Matched season-high with 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting at LAL (12/22). Set a season high with 16 points (2-of-3 3-point FG�s) in Thunder win vs. Washington (11/20). Matched a season-high with four steals on three different occasions {last at Miami (11/17)}. Tied career-high with four blocked shots at Sacramento (11/10). Posted double-double with a 13 points (4-of-6 FG�s, including a perfect 3-of-3 from behind the 3-point line) and 10 rebounds during OKC win vs. Orlando (11/8).
2008-09: Appeared in 66 games (36 starts) with Chicago and Oklahoma City. Missed final three games of the season with a dislocated left index finger. In 22 starts with OKC, Thunder posted 9-13 record. Career-high tying four blocks vs. Chicago on 3/18 and at Boston on 3/29. 10 or more rebounds once. One double-double. Recorded season-high 17 points and career-high five steals at Sacramento (3/10). One DNP-CD. Missed three games due to injury.
2007-08: Played in 69 games and made a career-high 22 starts. Averaged career-bests and set single- game career-highs in every statistical category. Averaged 6.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 1.9 apg in 20.8 mpg. Had four games of 20-plus points, including a career- high 22 points twice, and three games of 10-plus rebounds, including a career- high 13 rebounds at DET (01/19). Led the team in scoring four times, rebounds eight times and assists twice. Recorded three point-rebound double-doubles. Missed one game with a right ankle sprain (1/03) and six games because of a left groin strain (2/29-3/09). Also logged six DNP-CDs.
2006-07: Appeared in 71 games during his rookie campaign and averaged 3.6 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 12.2 mpg. Had one double-double. In his NBA debut at Miami on 10/31, tallied 11 points (4-4 FG, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, two steals and one assist in less than 11 minutes. Recorded 11 DNP-CDs.

Played for the Swiss team in the 2009 Eurobasket championships. Appeared in four Eurobasket games and complied averages of 15.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 37.3 minutes per contest. As a member of the Swiss National Team. Played in the 2005 French Pro A All-Star Game. Started his pro career in 2001- 02, at the age of 17, in the top domestic league in Switzerland (the LNA), with Tege Riviera Basket. Played the following three seasons (2002-05) with Chalon- Sur-Saone, the premier pro league in France. Signed with Italian Serie A club Angelico squad Angelico Biella prior to the 2005-06 season and averaged 12.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.95 spg and 29.4 mpg in Italy's top league.

Name is pronounced TA-bow sef-a- LOW-sha. Full name is Thabo Patrick Sefolosha. Originally an early-entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft before he withdrew his name from consideration. His South African father and French mother left South Africa for Switzerland shortly before he was born in 1984. His mother is an accomplished artist and his father is an skilled musician.

Traditional Season Stats

Season2017 27GP 561MIN 79FGM 155FGA 51FG% 243PM 593PA 40.73P% 28FTM 33FTA 84.8FT% 16OREB 96DREB 112REB 24AST 18TOV 38STL 6BLK 36PF 1DD2 0TD3 210PTS 93+/-

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