Deshaun Thomas (201 cm, Ohio State’13) raised some of the tension surrounding the draft process by turning down one of the NBA’s biggest franchises when it asked for his phone number. The forward is an eligible Draft pick for 2013, but one team who could pick him in the Draft may not be able to get hold of the player should he be picked.
During his interview process at the combine with the San Antonio Spurs, Deshaun Thomas was asked for his e-mail address and cell phone number. He was happy to oblige with the e-mail but decided not to give one of the most successful franchises in league history his phone number. Do not worry all you Spurs fans out there, Thomas was not ragging on your team and explained his decision as such.
“I can’t go around giving it out to everyone,” Thomas said with a laugh. “Now if they want to draft me, I’d be happy to give it to them.”
Thomas has been closing out his final year with Ohio State and this season he has played in 37 games and notched up averages of 19.8 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game.