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Xavier Thames

Xavier Raynard Thames (born January 9, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for Egis Körmend of the Hungarian League and the FIBA Europe Cup. He played college basketball for Washington State University and San Diego State University.

Xavier Thames
Thames (left) during his college tenure with San Diego State
No. 11 – Egis Körmend
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueHungarian League
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1991-01-09)January 9, 1991 (age 30)
Sacramento, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolPleasant Grove
(Elk Grove, California)
College
NBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014–2015Sevilla
2015–2016Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2016–2017MZT Skopje
2017Bnei Herzliya
2017–2018Trikala Aries
2018Canterbury Rams
2018–2019Egis Körmend
2019–2020VEF Rīga
2020–presentEgis Körmend
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Contents

Thames attended Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, California. As a sophomore, he averaged 20 points, four assists, five rebounds and four steals per game while earning first team All-Delta River League honors. As a junior, he averaged 26 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals per game while leading Pleasant Grove to a 16-14 record and being honored as a first team all-league and second team all-city selection.

On November 12, 2008, he signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Washington State University.

As a senior, he averaged 21 points, six assists, six rebounds and three steals per game while leading Pleasant Grove to a 25-6 record, and was again honored as a first team all-league and second team all-city selection.

In his freshman season at Washington State, Thames had four double-figure scoring games, the first of which came on December 2, 2009 against Gonzaga when he scored 11 points. Prior to the Gonzaga game, he helped the Cougars to the 2009 Great Alaska Shootout title. In 31 games (four starts), he averaged 4.6 points 1.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 17.6 minutes per game.

Xavier Thames at San Diego State

In May 2010, Thames transferred to San Diego State and subsequently sat out the 2010–11 season due to NCAA transfer rules. In his sophomore season, he earned honorable mention All-Mountain West accolades. In 31 games (30 games), he averaged 10.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 33.8 minutes per game.

In his junior season, he scored in double-figures 15 times and led the team in scoring three times and in assists seven times. He also ended the season having played 32 or more minutes in a season-best six straight games, which was a season first. In 30 games (25 starts), he averaged 9.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 28.7 minutes per game.

In his senior season, he was named the 2014 Mountain West Player of the Year. He was also named to the All-MWC first team and the MWC All-Defensive team. In 36 games, he averaged 17.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 31.3 minutes per game.

Baloncesto Sevilla (2014–2015)

On June 26, 2014, Thames was selected with the 59th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors. He was later traded to the Brooklyn Nets for cash considerations on draft night. In July 2014, he joined the Nets for the 2014 NBA Summer League.

On August 6, 2014, Thames signed a one-year deal with Baloncesto Sevilla of the Liga ACB. On January 23, 2015, he was released by Sevilla.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2015–2016)

On February 11, Thames was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. Six days later, he made his debut with the Mad Ants in an 87–86 loss to the Maine Red Claws, recording three points and one rebound in 26 minutes.

In July 2015, Thames re-joined the Brooklyn Nets for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On October 29, 2015, he was reacquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

MZT Skopje (2016–2017)

On August 20, 2016, Thames signed a two-year deal with Macedonian club MZT Skopje. Thames helped the team to win the Macedonian League title.

Bnei Herzliya (2017)

On July 27, 2017, Thames signed a two-year deal with Israeli club Bnei Herzliya. However, on December 17, 2017, Thames parted ways with Herzliya after appearing in 19 official games (both in the FIBA Europe Cup and the Israeli Premier League competitions). He averaged 8.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

Trikala Aries (2017–2018)

On December 23, 2017, he signed with Greek club Trikala Aries.

Canterbury Rams (2018)

On April 13, 2018, Thames signed with the Canterbury Rams for the 2018 New Zealand NBL season.

Egis Körmend (2018–2019)

In December 2018, Thames joined Hungarian team Egis Körmend.

VEF Rīga (2019–2020)

On November 1, 2019, Thames joined VEF Rīga of the Latvian Basketball League (LBL). He averaged 10.3 points and 3.7 assists per game over 29 games.

Second stint with Egis Körmend (2020–present)

On June 17, 2020, Thames re-joined Egis Körmend.

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  3. "Xavier Thames Stats". Sports-Reference.com. RetrievedJune 26, 2014.
  4. "Wash. State point guard transferring to SDSU". utsandiego.com. May 17, 2010. RetrievedJune 26, 2014.
  5. "Brooklyn Nets Acquire Draft Rights to Markel Brown, Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson". NBA.com. June 27, 2014. Archived from the original on June 30, 2014. RetrievedJune 27, 2014.
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  10. "Red Claws Edge Mad Ants in Down-to-the-Wire Finish". NBA.com. February 17, 2015. RetrievedJanuary 31, 2016.
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  14. "Xavier Thames inks with Bnei Herzliya". sportando.com. July 27, 2017. RetrievedJuly 27, 2017.
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  19. "VEF RĪGA SASTĀVU PAPILDINĀJIS KSAVJERS TEIMSS". vefriga.com (in Latvian). November 1, 2019. RetrievedNovember 1, 2019.
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  21. "Xavier Thames visszatér Körmendre". bckormend.hu (in Hungarian). June 17, 2020. RetrievedJune 17, 2020.

Xavier Thames
Xavier Thames Language Watch Edit Xavier Raynard Thames born January 9 1991 is an American professional basketball player for Egis Kormend of the Hungarian League and the FIBA Europe Cup He played college basketball for Washington State University and San Diego State University Xavier ThamesThames left during his college tenure with San Diego StateNo 11 Egis KormendPositionPoint guard Shooting guardLeagueHungarian League FIBA Europe CupPersonal informationBorn 1991 01 09 January 9 1991 age 30 Sacramento CaliforniaNationalityAmericanListed height6 ft 3 in 1 91 m Listed weight195 lb 88 kg Career informationHigh schoolPleasant Grove Elk Grove California CollegeWashington State 2009 2010 San Diego State 2011 2014 NBA draft2014 Round 2 Pick 59th overallSelected by the Toronto RaptorsPlaying career2014 presentCareer history2014 2015Sevilla2015 2016Fort Wayne Mad Ants2016 2017MZT Skopje2017Bnei Herzliya2017 2018Trikala Aries2018Canterbury Rams2018 2019Egis Kormend2019 2020VEF Riga2020 presentEgis KormendCareer highlights and awardsLatvian League champion 2020 Macedonian League champion 2017 Macedonian Supercup winner 2017 MWC Player of the Year 2014 First team All MWC 2014 MWC All Defensive Team 2014 Stats at Basketball Reference com Contents 1 High school career 2 College career 3 Professional career 3 1 Baloncesto Sevilla 2014 2015 3 2 Fort Wayne Mad Ants 2015 2016 3 3 MZT Skopje 2016 2017 3 4 Bnei Herzliya 2017 3 5 Trikala Aries 2017 2018 3 6 Canterbury Rams 2018 3 7 Egis Kormend 2018 2019 3 8 VEF Riga 2019 2020 3 9 Second stint with Egis Kormend 2020 present 4 References 5 External linksHigh school career EditThames attended Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove California As a sophomore he averaged 20 points four assists five rebounds and four steals per game while earning first team All Delta River League honors As a junior he averaged 26 points six assists five rebounds and three steals per game while leading Pleasant Grove to a 16 14 record and being honored as a first team all league and second team all city selection 1 On November 12 2008 he signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Washington State University 2 As a senior he averaged 21 points six assists six rebounds and three steals per game while leading Pleasant Grove to a 25 6 record and was again honored as a first team all league and second team all city selection 1 College career EditIn his freshman season at Washington State Thames had four double figure scoring games the first of which came on December 2 2009 against Gonzaga when he scored 11 points Prior to the Gonzaga game he helped the Cougars to the 2009 Great Alaska Shootout title In 31 games four starts he averaged 4 6 points 1 5 rebounds and 1 2 assists in 17 6 minutes per game 1 3 Xavier Thames at San Diego State In May 2010 Thames transferred to San Diego State and subsequently sat out the 2010 11 season due to NCAA transfer rules 4 In his sophomore season he earned honorable mention All Mountain West accolades In 31 games 30 games he averaged 10 1 points 3 2 rebounds 4 1 assists and 1 0 steals in 33 8 minutes per game 1 3 In his junior season he scored in double figures 15 times and led the team in scoring three times and in assists seven times He also ended the season having played 32 or more minutes in a season best six straight games which was a season first In 30 games 25 starts he averaged 9 5 points 2 7 rebounds 2 4 assists and 1 0 steals in 28 7 minutes per game 1 3 In his senior season he was named the 2014 Mountain West Player of the Year He was also named to the All MWC first team and the MWC All Defensive team In 36 games he averaged 17 6 points 2 9 rebounds 3 2 assists and 1 6 steals in 31 3 minutes per game 3 Professional career EditBaloncesto Sevilla 2014 2015 Edit On June 26 2014 Thames was selected with the 59th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors He was later traded to the Brooklyn Nets for cash considerations on draft night 5 In July 2014 he joined the Nets for the 2014 NBA Summer League 6 On August 6 2014 Thames signed a one year deal with Baloncesto Sevilla of the Liga ACB 7 On January 23 2015 he was released by Sevilla 8 Fort Wayne Mad Ants 2015 2016 Edit On February 11 Thames was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League 9 Six days later he made his debut with the Mad Ants in an 87 86 loss to the Maine Red Claws recording three points and one rebound in 26 minutes 10 In July 2015 Thames re joined the Brooklyn Nets for the 2015 NBA Summer League 11 On October 29 2015 he was reacquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 12 MZT Skopje 2016 2017 Edit On August 20 2016 Thames signed a two year deal with Macedonian club MZT Skopje 13 Thames helped the team to win the Macedonian League title Bnei Herzliya 2017 Edit On July 27 2017 Thames signed a two year deal with Israeli club Bnei Herzliya 14 However on December 17 2017 Thames parted ways with Herzliya after appearing in 19 official games both in the FIBA Europe Cup and the Israeli Premier League competitions He averaged 8 7 points 2 1 rebounds and 1 4 assists per game 15 Trikala Aries 2017 2018 Edit On December 23 2017 he signed with Greek club Trikala Aries 16 Canterbury Rams 2018 Edit On April 13 2018 Thames signed with the Canterbury Rams for the 2018 New Zealand NBL season 17 Egis Kormend 2018 2019 Edit In December 2018 Thames joined Hungarian team Egis Kormend 18 VEF Riga 2019 2020 Edit On November 1 2019 Thames joined VEF Riga of the Latvian Basketball League LBL 19 He averaged 10 3 points and 3 7 assists per game over 29 games 20 Second stint with Egis Kormend 2020 present Edit On June 17 2020 Thames re joined Egis Kormend 20 21 References Edit a b c d e Xavier Thames Bio GoAztecs com Retrieved June 26 2014 Men s Basketball Inks Four for the 2009 10 Season wsucougars com November 18 2008 Retrieved June 26 2014 a b c d Xavier Thames Stats Sports Reference com Retrieved June 26 2014 Wash State point guard transferring to SDSU utsandiego com May 17 2010 Retrieved June 26 2014 Brooklyn Nets Acquire Draft Rights to Markel Brown Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson NBA com June 27 2014 Archived from the original on June 30 2014 Retrieved June 27 2014 Brooklyn Nets Announce Summer League Roster NBA com July 1 2014 Retrieved July 1 2014 Sevilla chooses Thames at point guard Eurocupbasketball com August 6 2014 Retrieved August 6 2014 Baloncesto Sevilla parts ways with Xavier Thames Sportando com January 23 2015 Retrieved January 23 2015 Mad Ants Acquire Xavier Thames OurSportsCentral com February 11 2015 Retrieved February 11 2015 Red Claws Edge Mad Ants in Down to the Wire Finish NBA com February 17 2015 Retrieved January 31 2016 BROOKLYN NETS ANNOUNCE SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER AND SCHEDULE NBA com June 29 2015 Retrieved June 29 2015 Mad Ants add 5 to roster JournalGazette net October 29 2015 Retrieved October 29 2015 Xavier Thames is a new addition to MZT Skopje Aerodrom roster aba liga com August 20 2016 Retrieved August 20 2016 Xavier Thames inks with Bnei Herzliya sportando com July 27 2017 Retrieved July 27 2017 כצפוי אקסבייר ת יימס שוחרר מהרצליה sport5 co il in Hebrew December 17 2017 Retrieved December 17 2017 O Xavier Thames sta Trikala BC Aries trikalabc gr in Greek December 24 2017 Retrieved December 24 2017 RAMS ANNOUNCE XAVIER THAMES WINSTON SHEPARD amp TROY TEMARA AS ROSTER ADDITIONS Rams org nz April 13 2018 Retrieved April 14 2018 Xavier Thames ex Canterbury joins Kormend Eurobasket com December 28 2018 Retrieved January 8 2019 VEF RiGA SASTAVU PAPILDINAJIS KSAVJERS TEIMSS vefriga com in Latvian November 1 2019 Retrieved November 1 2019 a b Xavier Thames returns to Egis Kormend Sportando June 17 2020 Retrieved June 17 2020 Xavier Thames visszater Kormendre bckormend hu in Hungarian June 17 2020 Retrieved June 17 2020 External links EditSan Diego State Aztecs bio RealGM profile Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Xavier Thames amp oldid 1046737478, 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