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Jasmine Thomas's Bio

About Jasmine Thomas

Position: Guard
Height:
5-9
Weight:
145
Date of Birth:
September 30, 1989
College:
Duke ‘11
High School:
Oakton High School (Vienna, Va.)
Drafted: Selected by the Seattle Storm with the 12th pick overall in the first round of the 2011 WNBA Draft

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 236 games with 180 starts over seven seasons
  • Career totals include 2,077 points, 763 assists, 668 rebounds and 234 steals
  • Smart, durable point guard who played first 204 games of her WNBA career before missing a game at Indiana (5/20/17)
  • Has great leadership qualities
  • Athletic and relentless defender
  • Hard worker has steadily improved her skills
  • Has put together three straight career years for the Sun
  • Earned WNBA All Star recognition for the first time in 2017
  • Surpassed 750 career assists at Washington (8/29/17)
  • Scored her 2,000th career point against Phoenix (8/12/17)

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Appeared in 32 games with 31 starts
  • Missed one game to attend a wedding (at Indiana, 5/20) and one game because of an ankle injury (Seattle, 8/8)
  • Averaged career-high 14.2 points per game
  • Second on the Sun with career-highs of 54 made threes and 51 steals
  • Ranked seventh in the WNBA in three-point shooting percentage (.403)
  • Had 13 multiple three-point games
  • Second on the Sun in assists (139) and third in scoring
  • Scored a career-high 29 points against Seattle (6/29)
  • Had a career-high 11 assists against Atlanta (6/10)
  • Made a career-high 12 shots against the Storm (6/29)
  • Had career-high five made threes at Minnesota (5/23)
  • Scored in double figures 26 times
  • Scored 20 or more points five times
  • Scored her 2,000th career point against Phoenix (8/12)
  • Had 14 games with at least five assists
  • Recorded career assist No. 750 at Washington (8/29)
  • Had played every game since entering the WNBA (205 straight) until missing game at Indiana (5/20) to attend her brother’s wedding
  • Earned first WNBA All Star selection
  • Earned one Eastern Conference Player of the Week selection

2016 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Started all 34 games for the second straight year
  • Finished second in the WNBA with career-best assist average (5.1 per game)
  • Was third on Sun in scoring average (11.7ppg)
  • Overwhelmingly surpassed career year of 2015 with new benchmarks for points (398), scoring average, steals (43), assists (172), rebounds (140), made free throws (68), made field goals (150) and minutes (1,091)
  • Single-season high of 21 double-figure scoring games
  • Narrowly missed triple double with 11 points, career-high 10 assists and career-high-tying nine rebounds against San Antonio (6/19)
  • Had 10th rebound in hands for a second after missed free throw at end of game, but couldn’t hold on
  • Tied career-high with 21 points against Indiana (9/13)
  • Tied career high with nine rebounds (twice)
  • Tied career-high with three made threes against Fever (9/13)
  • Set new career-high for minutes (45) against Washington (6/14)
  • Tied career high with eight made field goals at Dallas (7/20)
  • Had 19 games with at least five assists
  • Led Sun in scoring five times
  • Led Sun in rebounds four times

2015 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Traded to the Connecticut Sun on April 16, 2015 in exchange for Brittany Hrynko
  • One of two Sun players to start all 34 games
  • Set new single-season career highs for assists (133), rebounds (127), defensive rebounds (108), steals (41), blocked shots (14) and minutes (907)
  • Second time she has had 100 assists and rebounds in a season
  • Scored 1000th career point at Seattle (6/16)
  • Collected 100th career steal at Washington (6/5)
  • Set new franchise record with a career-high seven steals at Atlanta (6/7)
  • Set new single-game career high with eight made free throws on eight attempts against Los Angeles (6/26)
  • Had career-high 21 points against Phoenix (8/27)
  • Tied career-high with eight assists at San Antonio (9/4) and Washington (8/7)
  • Had 19 assists with just five turnovers in last three games
  • Scored in double figures 11 times

2014 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • Played in all 34 games, starting 23
  • Averaged 4.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game
  • Scored in double-figures five times
  • Recorded season-highs in points (17) and assists (4) with four rebounds against Indiana (5/25)
  • Averaged 7.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in three playoff games, including two starts
  • Had nine points, seven boards and six assists in Game 2 victory over Chicago

2013 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • Traded to the Atlanta Dream on Feb. 19, 2013
  • Played in all 34 games, starting 29
  • Averaged career-bests of 8.5 points, three rebounds and 3.1 assists
  • Ranked second on the team and 15th in the WNBA in assists
  • Had 12 double-figure scoring games, including tying her career best with 19 points Sept. 2 vs. Los Angeles
  • Led the team in assists and steals six times each
  • Started all eight playoff games, averaging 6.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists

2012 HIGHLIGHTS WITH WASHINGTON:

  • Played in all 34 games, starting 23
  • Averaged 8.2 points, 2.8 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game
  • Finished the season strong, averaging 11.8 points, 3.0 boards and 2.9 assists in nine September games
  • Scored in double figures 10 times, including a season-high 18 at New York (9/1)
  • Had a career-best eight assists Aug. 19 vs. Chicago
  • Led the team in assists nine times, and in scoring twice

2011 HIGHLIGHTS WITH WASHINGTON:

  • Traded to the Washington Mystics on April 29, 2011
  • Played in all 34 games, starting last six
  • Finished sixth among all rookies in minutes per game (19.3), seventh in points per game (6.4), and fourth in assists per game (1.88)
  • Scored a career-high 19 points on Sept. 2 at Atlanta
  • Dished out a then-career-high five assists on four occasions
  • Led team in scoring in two games
  • Led team in assists seven times
  • Posted eight double-figure scoring games
  • Played a career-high 38 minutes in her first start of the season against Minnesota (8/30)

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • Averaged 16.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.1 assists in Israel with Bnot Hertzeliya in 2015-16
  • Spent the 2014-15 offseason in Turkey with Ormanspor, where she averaged 8.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists
  • Played in Russia for Chevakata Vologda in 2012-13, where she averaged 8.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 23 Russian League games and 10.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 12 EuroCup games
  • Averaged 11.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 7.2 assists in EuroLeague games and 12.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists in league play for Slovakian League member Brno in the 2011-12 offseason

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Trained with the USA National team during April of 2010 as a member of the USA Select Team
  • Started 120-of-137 games played in her four years
  • Finished her career starting 96 straight contests
  • Became just the fourth Blue Devil to notch over 1,300 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists, 200 steals and 50 blocks (Alana Beard, Monique Currie and Katie Meier)
  • One of only two Blue Devils to notch 100 or more steals in a single season (Alana Beard)
  • Named an Academic All-American as a junior and senior, and Academic All-District as a sophomore
  • Became the first Blue Devil to be named Academic All-America on two occasions
  • Received the Kay Yow Award as the Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior
  • In 51 games against ranked opponents, posted double-figure scoring 39 times, including ten 20+ scoring contests
  • Became only the second Blue Devil to be named ACC Tournament MVP on two occasions (Iciss Tillis)
  • Ranked seventh in Duke history in career points (1,704) and field goals made (629), second in field goals attempted (1,674), three-point field goals attempted (538) and minutes (4,109), third in three-point field goals made (180) and steals (287), tied for fourth in games started (120), fifth in assists (449) and tied for fifth in games played (137)
  • Ranked eighth and 10th in Duke single-season scoring with 577 points in 2009-10 and 543 points in 2010-11
  • Second and third in season field goals attempted with 532 in the 2009-10 season and 513 in 2010-11
  • Tied for third and fifth in three-point field goals with 65 in 2010-11 and 63 in 2009-10
  • Fifth and sixth in three-point field goals attempted with 177 in 2009-10 and 166 in 2010-11
  • Eighth in assists with 146 in 2009-10
  • Fourth and tied for fifth in steals with 100 in 2009-10 and 85 in 2010-11
  • First and second in season minutes with 1,172 in 2010-11 and 1,168 in 2009-10

PERSONAL:

  • Full name is Jasmine Loretta Thomas
  • Born September 30, 1989 in Fairfax, Va.
  • Daughter of Johnnie and Sharon Thomas
  • Has one brother, Darrell
  • Four-year letter-winner at Oakton High School in Vienna, Va., where she led her squad to a 101-11 mark
  • Named 2007 EA Sports, USA Today, Street & Smith’s and Parade first team All-American
  • Gatorade State Player of the Year, AP State Player of the Year and D.C. All-Met Player of the Year as a senior
  • McDonald’s All-American
  • Named MVP of the McDonald’s game with 16 points, nine rebounds and six assists
  • Played in the WBCA H.S. All-America game scoring nine points and totaling five rebounds
  • Two-time District Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior
  • Earned four-time All-District, District Player of the Year, first team All-Defensive, District Tournament Team, first team All-Region, Region Player of the Year, VHSCA first team All-State and Associated Press (AP) AAA first team All-State
  • Collected career totals of 2,598 points (23.2), 910 rebounds (8.1), 519 steals (4.6), 504 assists (4.4) and 181 blocks (1.6)
  • Over her career, notched five triple-doubles, including two during her senior year
  • In the state record books, she was second in points (2,598), third in assists (504), third in steals (519) and 10th in three-point field goals made (124)
  • Registered 56 career double-doubles
  • Led Oakton to the regular season championship each of her four years and district tournament championship as a sophomore, junior and senior
  • Set school game records for points (36), assists (12), steals (11) and rebounds (17)
  • Set school season records for points (781)
  • Notched school career records for points, assists, steals and rebounds
  • As a senior, averaged 26.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.1 steals, 4.8 assists and 1.5 blocks
  • Her 781 points as a senior ranked sixth all-time in state history
  • Led Oakton to a 27-3 mark and totaled 16 double-doubles during senior year
  • Named Sportswoman of the Year by the Fairfax County Women in Sports Awards
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