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CAREER CAPSULE

  • Recorded 10+ rebounds in a five straight games from Sept. 14-23, 2012, the longest streak in franchise history.
  • Owns franchise record for most offensive rebounds in a single season (93 in 2012)
  • Recorded 10 double-digit rebound games in 2012, the second-most in a single-season in franchise history (11-Candice Dupree, 2011)
  • Drafted by the Seattle Storm in the third round (36th overall) of the 2011 WNBA Draft
  • Waived by Seattle on July 21, 2011… re-signed to a seven-day contract on July 24, 2011
  • Signed by the Phoenix Mercury to a seven-day contract on August 13, 2011
  • Signed by the Mercury for the remainder of the season on August 20, 2011
  • Waived on May 16, 2012, the last day of training camp… re-signed on May 25, 2012
  • 2012 WNBA SEASON

  • Averaged a career-high 8.0 rebounds per game, the second-highest single-season average in franchise history… fifth-highest average in the WNBA in 2012, trailing Olympians Tina Charles (10.5), Sylvia Fowles (10.4), and Candace Parker (9.7) and All-Star Rebekkah Brunson (8.9).
  • Recorded 10 double-digit rebound games, the second-most in a single-season in franchise history… Candice Dupree recorded 11 such efforts in 34 games in 2011… Thomas’ record came in a span of 24 games
  • Sept. 14-23: 10+ rebounds in five straight games, the longest streak in franchise history.
  • Recorded at least seven rebounds in 19 games… At least five rebounds 23 times.
  • Grabbed 93 offensive rebounds, the most in a single-season in franchise history
  • Averaged 3.2 offensive rebounds per game, fourth-most in the WNBA
  • Recorded at least five offensive rebounds in seven games
  • Averaged 10.1 rebounds per game in her last 10 games of the season, the most in the league in that span
  • June 20-July 3: Six or more rebounds in six straight games (8.3 average), the longest streak of her career
  • Sept. 7: Grabbed 16 rebounds, tying the third-most in a single game in franchise history… seven offensive rebounds, tying the second-most in franchise history.
  • 2011 WNBA SEASON

  • Appeared in eight of her 11 games with the Mercury, playing at least 17 minutes four times
  • Scored in six of her eight games with Phoenix
  • Appeared in seven of 17 games with Seattle, n ever playing more than six minutes
  • Made her Mercury debut Aug. 23 vs. New York, making both of her field goal attempts and scoring a career-high four points

    COLLEGE CAREER

  • Averaged 6.1 points and 5.8 rebounds in four years at Duke University
  • Selected to the All-ACC Third Team as a senior
  • Grabbed 300 rebounds in 2010-11, the third-most in Duke single-season history
  • 2010-11: Named Full Court Press ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2010-11: Led the ACC in rebounding with a 9.0 average in the regular season (10.3 rebounds per game in conference play)

    OVERSEAS/INTERNATIONAL

  • Spent 2012-13 offseason playing for Jiangsu in China where she averaged 17.6 points and 14.1 rebounds per game
  • Spent 2011-12 offseason playing for Lyon in France
  • Personal

  • Full name is Krystal Victoria Thomas
  • Daughter of the late Natalie Thomas… father is Victor Thomas
  • Guardians are Don and Sheri Deluzio
  • Has one brother, Victory (14), and three sisters, Loren (19), Erika (16) and Kelli (10)
  • Deluzio family includes Alexa (21), Ben (15), Brynna (10), Joe (9)
  • Career Transactions

  • Drafted by the Seattle Storm in the third round (36th overall) of the 2011 WNBA Draft
  • Waived by Seattle on July 21… re-signed to a seven-day contract on July 24
  • Signed by the Phoenix Mercury to a seven-day contract on August 13
  • Signed by the Mercury for the remainder of the season Aug. 20