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Signed during the first week of the regular season, Thomas adds size to a Fever post rotation that includes Tamika Catchings, Erlana Larkins, Natasha Howard and Lynetta Kizer...a third-year pro out of Duke, she spent four seasons playing side-by-side with Karima Christmas, another Duke product in the 2011 WNBA Draft...she was waived by Phoenix when rosters were finalized on May 15. 2008-09.

PRO - WNBA
2013: Thomas appeared in all 34 games for Phoenix, averaging 2.3 points and 4.1 rebounds...she made three starts and shot 51.6 percent from the floor (33-of-64).
2012: Thomas made 25 starts and saw action in 29 games for the Mercury, averaging 6.4 points and 8.0 rebounds...she recorded 10+ rebounds in a five straight games from Sept. 14-23, the longest streak in franchise history...she also set the franchise mark for most offensive rebounds in a single season with 93...her 10 double-digit rebound games were the second-most in a single-season in franchise history...she owned the fifth-highest rebounding average in the WNBA, trailing Olympians Tina Charles (10.5), Sylvia Fowles (10.4) and Candace Parker (9.7), and All-Star Rebekkah Brunson (8.9)...she grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds at Seattle, 9/23, to tie the second-most in a single game in Phoenix history...that figure eclipsed a 16-rebound effort at Connecticut, 9/7, which was at the time the third-best in club history.
2011: As a rookie, Thomas began the year with Seattle, playing 22 minutes through seven games before being waived...she signed with Phoenix in August and played eight games to end the season...she scored in six of her eight games with Phoenix.

PLAYOFFS
2013: Thomas scored five points while playing in five games during playoff series against Los Angeles and Minnesota.
2011: Thomas saw action in four games for the Mercury in the East Semifinals and Finals.

PRO - OVERSEAS
2013-14: Thomas played with Perfumerias Avenidas in Spain, helping her club to the Spanish League finals.
2012-13: She averaged 17.6 points and 14.1 rebounds per game while playing for Jiangsu in China.
2011-12: Thomas played for Lyon in France.

INTERNATIONAL
Thomas was selected as a member of the USA Women?s U19 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Slovakia in 2007?the U.S. defeated Sweden for the championship, with Thomas averaging 7.8 points per game

COLLEGE
Thomas averaged 6.1 points and 5.8 rebounds in four years at Duke University?she was selected to the All-ACC Third Team as a senior?she grabbed 300 rebounds in 2010-11, the third-most in Duke single-season history?as a senior, she was named the Full Court Press ACC Defensive Player of the Year while leading the ACC in rebounding with a 9.0 average in the regular season

Personal

Krystal Victoria Thomas was born June 10, 1989 in Orlando, Fla....she is the daughter of the late Natalie Thomas...her father is Victor Thomas...she lost her mother due to breast cancer when she was 16...her guardians are Don and Sheri Deluzio...she has a brother, Victory, and three younger sisters: Loren, Erika and Kelli...the Deluzio family includes Alexa, Ben, Brynna and Joe...she was a psychology major at Duke...she prepped at First Academy in Orlando, leading the Royals to a pair of state titles...she was named the Florida Dairy Farmers...Miss Basketball as a senior.

Career Transactions

(1) Drafted by the Seattle Storm with the 36th overall pick, third round, in the 2011 WNBA Draft, 4/11/11. (2) Waived by Seattle, 7/21/11. (3) Re-signed to a seven-day contract with Seattle, 7/24/11. (4) Signed to a seven-day contract by Phoenix, 8/13/11. (5) Signed remainder-of-season contract with Seattle, 8/20/11. (6) Waived on the last day of training camp, 5/16/12. (7) Re-signed by Phoenix, 5/25/12. (8) Waived on the last day of training camp, 5/15/14. (9) Signed by Indiana, 5/19/14.