Former Aztec Malcolm Thomas Signs with Spurs
Jan. 11, 2012
SAN DIEGO - Former San Diego State men's basketball standout Malcolm Thomas has signed with the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association, the team announced today. His signing reunites him with former teammate Kawhi Leonard, who was a first-round draft pick this past spring by Indiana, which later traded his rights to the Spurs.
A native of San Diego, Thomas joins the Spurs after playing six games with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. While in L.A., Thomas averaged 14.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, 1.5 steals and 1.3 assists in 31.5 minutes, while shooting 67.3 percent from floor.
The two-time all-Mountain West Conference selection played two seasons at San Diego State and helped the Aztecs to back-to-back Mountain West titles and two NCAA Tournament appearances, including last year's run to the Sweet 16. A season ago, Thomas averaged 11.4 points and 8.1 rebounds as SDSU compiled a 34-3 record and rose to No. 4 in the national rankings.
Thomas finished his Aztec career as the school's second all-time leading shot blocker and ranks sixth in consecutive games started, eighth all-time in rebound average and field-goal percentage, 13th in rebounds, 15th in games started and 17th in free throws attempted.