Thomas Bryant is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Washington Wizards. As a central player, he had a very successful high school and college career before he made the 2017 NBA Draft where he was selected by the Utah Jazz. Although he is still very young in the NBA, he is one of those many would easily bet on to have a good career.
Thomas Bryant Biography
The Washington Wizards’ man was born Thomas Jermaine Bryant on July 31, 1997, in Rochester, New York. Although not much is known about his childhood, it is known that he started playing basketball very early. His mother, Linda Bryant, is the dominant parent in his life.
He received his high school education at Bishop Kearney High School in New York where he played basketball. In his freshman year, he led the school team to a 17-8 record, as well as the crown of the New York Class A tournament and also the New York Association of Champions. Thomas Bryant also played for Huntington Prep School in 2014 before attending college.
As one of the best players in his school year, Bryant had a choice between Kentucky, Syracuse, and UCLA, among others, which we’re very interested in him, but he chose Indiana even though his mother was for Syracuse. He decided not to go with college because its basketball program was in chaos at the time.
He played for Indiana from 2015 to 2017 when he decided to play for the 2017 NBA Draft. The striker/midfielder played a total of 69 games for the college and had a good statistical average of 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.2 blocks, and 12.2 points per game. He was named Jordan Brand Classic All-Star in 2015, McDonald’s All-American in 2015, Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2016, and Third Team All-Big Ten in 2016.
He was drafted by Utah Jazz as the 42nd Overall Pick but was later traded in alongside Josh Hart for Tony Bradley at the Los Angeles Lakers. He was sent to the team’s G-League subsidiary, the South Bay Lakers. There he was appointed to the first team of the All NBA G League in 2018 and to the all-rookie team of the NBA G League.
In June 2018, the Lakers gave him up before the 2018/2019 NBA season, just one week before his contract was guaranteed. Based on the rookie scale contract he signed with the team in July 2017, he was to receive a guaranteed $1.38 million for the season. After the waiver, the Rochester-born player was claimed by the Washington Wizards.
Thomas Bryant was allowed to represent the United States at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Uruguay in 2013. The tournament was won by the USA after he beat Argentina 94-48 in the final round.
Thomas Bryant’s NBA Career Stats
In the NBA, Bryant has not yet completed a significant season. However, in the 2017/2018 season, he played 15 games for the L.A. Lakers without starting in one of them. With an average of 4.8 minutes per game, he has 0.381 percent field goal, 0.100 3-point field goal, and 0.556 field throw percent per game. He also has 1.1 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.1 steals, 0.1 blocks, and 1.5 points per game.
In the NBA G League, Bryant has made more appearances. He started 35 of the 37 games he played for South Bay in the 2017-2018 season and has an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He has an average field goal percentage of 0.595, a 3-point field goal percentage of 0.595, and a free-throw percentage of 0.674. Thomas has also averaged 7.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.6 steals, 1.5 blocks, and 19.7 points per game.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Like most players you’ll find in the NBA or even play basketball, Thomas Bryant is a player who has a good height and athletic build. He is 6 feet 10 inches tall and has a bodyweight of 112 kg (248 lb).
Considering his general body weight, the Power Forward and Center Man has 9.40% body fat and a hand length of 9.50, and a hand width of 10.25. More than that, he has a wingspan of 7 feet 6 inches.
Although his skill is one of the main characteristics that made him the star basketball player he is, there is no denying that his good physique has helped him in more ways than you can imagine.