University of Washington product Isaiah Thomas watched five hours and two full rounds of this year’s NBA draft, but he finally heard his name called when the Sacramento Kings selected him with the No. 60 and final pick in this year’s NBA draft.
So the Tacoma native will stay on the West Coast in his quest to fulfill his dream of playing in the NBA.
And now that Thomas fell to the last pick int the draft, the question of whether he made the right decision in coming out a year early, with a year of eligibility left at Washington, again comes to the forefront.
Thomas became the seventh Washington player picked in the NBA draft in the last seven years. That list includes Nate Robinson (No. 21 overall, 2005), Brandon Roy (No. 6, 2006), Bobby Jones (No. 37, 2006), Spencer Hawes (No. 10, 2007), Jon Brockman (No. 38, 2009) and Quincy Pondexter (No. 26, 2010).
Washington’s other players in the draft, Justin Holliday and Matthew Bryan-Amaning, did not get selected and will become undrafted free agent, free to chose whatever team they believe gives them the best shot to make a team.