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Krystal Thomas
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Krystal Thomas's Bio

About Krystal Thomas

Career Highlights: Drafted 36th overall by Seattle in the 2011 WNBA Draft…Appeared in four games of the 2011 WNBA Playoffs and five games in the 2013 Playoffs…Set the Phoenix franchise record for offensive rebounds in a season with 93 in 2012…Ranked fifth in the WNBA with 8.0 rebounds her game in 2012

USA Basketball Highlights: Helped the USA U-19 team win gold at the FIBA U-19 World Championship

2017 Highlights with Washington: Started in 30 out of 34 games played…averaged 26.1 minutes per game, including a career high 39 minutes against Atlanta on 7/19…averaged .544 from the field…led team in rebounds (9.6) which is the highest average of her career along with 6.4 defensive rebounds per game and 3.3 offensive rebounds per game…also posted a career high in total rebounds in a season (328)…had 16 games where she grabbed 10+ rebounds…pulled down a career high 20 rebounds against San Antonio on 8/4…posted two double-doubles… averaged 7.0 points per game …scored 10+ points in seven games…scored a career high 20 points against Indiana on 8/12…averaged 1.1 blocks per game (38 blocks overall this season)…

2016 Highlights with Seattle: Appeared in 19 games after signing with Seattle as a free-agent on June 26…averaged 1.4 points per game and 2.3 rebounds…recorded a season-high 6 rebounds vs. CHI on 7/17 as well as a season-high 7 points on 3-of-3 shooting, blocked shots with 3 and field goals made with 3

2014 Highlights with Indiana: Played in 21 games, averaging 2.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 8.4 minutes…Scored a season-high 10 points on 8/2/14 against Phoenix…Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against New York on 8/17/14

2013 Highlights with Phoenix: Appeared in all 34 regular-season games, averaging 2.3 points and 4.1 rebounds in 14.0 minutes per game…Appeared in five games during the 2013 WNBA Playoffs

2012 Highlights with Phoenix: Played in 29 games, starting 25 and averaging a career-high 26.6 minutes per game…Averaged career highs of 6.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game…Scored a career-high 15 points on 6/20/12 against Washington…Pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds on 9/23/12 against Seattle…Recorded 10 or more rebounds in five straight games Sept. 14-23, the longest streak in franchise history…Set the franchise record for offensive rebounds in a season with 93…Ranked fifth in the WNBA with 8.0 rebounds her game

2011 Highlights with Seattle and Phoenix: Played seven games for the Storm after being drafted by Seattle…Played eight regular-season games for Phoenix after being waved by Seattle, averaging 2.6 points and 1.0 rebounds per game for the Mercury…Appeared in four games during the 2011 WNBA Playoffs

Overseas Competition: 2013-14: Perfumerias Avenida, Spain…2012-13: Jiangsu Phonenix, China…2011-12: Lyon, France

College Highlights: Grabbed 300 rebounds in her senior campaign (2010-11), the third most in Duke single-season history…Named the Full Court Press ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010-11 while leading the ACC in rebounds per game with a 9.0 average…Named an All-ACC third team selection in 2010-11…Captained the team her senior year…Led the Blue Devils to two straight ACC regular-season titles, back-to-back ACC tournament titles and two consecutive Elite 8 appearances…Ranks sixth in career rebounds with 776 and third all-time in blocked shots with 196…Became one of only two players to pull down 300 rebounds in a single season

Personal: Daughter of Natalie and Victor Thomas…Is the oldest of 5 siblings, and sister Loren plays professional volleyball overseas…Was a psychology major at Duke…Led the First Academy to back to back state titles in high school…Was a member of the 2007 McDonald’s All American team and 2007 WBCA All-American team…Named the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007…Was an assistant coach at Grand Canyon University this past season, with duties including recruitment, player development and defensive coordination

Career Transactions: Signed with Washington as a free agent on February 8, 2017.

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