Khyri Thomas

Height: 6-3

Weight: 208

College: Creighton

Classification: Junior

Birthdate: 5/8/1996

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 36

​Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round

2018 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 38 by the Philadelphia 76ers (rights traded to the Detroit Pistons)

Pros:

Fairly good scorer off the dribble

Fairly good shooter from all over the floor

Excels at scoring on the move

Can post up smaller players

Adequate playmaker

Fairly good rebounder for his size

Good defensive player

Solid athlete

Has a long wingspan

Cons:

Can be streaky with his jump shot

May have a slow release

Does not draw enough free throws

Not an elite ball handler

Can be undisciplined defensively

Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two

May not be elite at any one particular skill

Summary:

Khyri Thomas is an athletic combo guard that has excelled as a fill in the blanks type of player for his team.  He is a hard nosed, power guard that plays with physicality, and he can score in a variety of ways.  Plus, he is a tough defender that will get after it on that end of the floor.

​He may need to improve his ball handling and make different types of jump shots when he is on the floor, but NBA scouts and teams seem to like his skill set and competitiveness, as he could end up being a potential first round pick in the upcoming draft.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Tankathon Profile

ESPN’s Article Involving Khyri Thomas

Omaha World-Herald’s Article on Khyri Thomas