James Thomas (205 cm, Texas´04) will play in Israel this season after inking for Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League). The power forward has already made his debut for the club and recorded 2 points and 10 rebounds in a losing effort against Ashod on Friday evening. It is not the first time that the American has played in Israel as he represented Bazan Haifa during the 2012/2013 season. During that stint in the Premier League he played 34 games and averaged 9.8 points and 9.3 rebounds (5th best in the league) per game. James Thomas is a seasoned professional who has played Italy, Turkey, and his native USA.