I’m sure you’ve heard the news by now, but Washington’s talented point guard Isaiah Thomas is putting his name into the 2011 NBA Draft. The junior from Tacoma is not hiring an agent right away, but he assured reporters at a 1 p.m. press conference that he is, indeed, gone for good.
From all of us at the UW Alumni Association—thank you, Isaiah, and good luck!
A local star from Curtis High School, Thomas stayed close to home and led the Huskies to their first outright Pac-10 title in 56 years as a freshman (pictured above). Last year, he helped Washington reach the Sweet 16, and this season he guided the Dawgs to their second-straight Pac-10 tournament title and a win over Georgia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
This kid bleeds Washington, and we wish him the very best in the NBA.
For more on Isaiah Thomas:
- Full coverage from GoHuskies.com.
- Up-to-the-minute stuff from Percy Allen on the Seattle Times Husky basketball blog.
- Listen as legendary play-by-play man Bob Rondeau calls Isaiah’s buzzer-beater to beat Arizona and clinch the 2011 Pac-10 tournament title.
- Thomas dunks over 6-foot-9 Matthew Bryan-Amanning during the Huskies’ 2009 Midnight Madness (skip ahead to the 4:40 mark to see the big dunk).