Xavier Thames

American basketball player

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Xavier Thames
Xavier Thames.JPG
Thames (left) during his college tenure with San Diego State
No. 11 – Egis Körmend
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueHungarian League
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1991-01-09) January 9, 1991 (age 30)
Sacramento, California
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolPleasant Grove
(Elk Grove, California)
NBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59th overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2015–2016Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2016–2017MZT Skopje
2017Bnei Herzliya
2017–2018Trikala Aries
2018Canterbury Rams
2018–2019Egis Körmend
2019–2020VEF Rīga
2020–presentEgis Körmend
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Xavier Raynard Thames (born January 9, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for Egis Körmend of the Hungarian League and the FIBA Europe Cup. He played college basketball for Washington State University and San Diego State University.

High school career

Thames attended Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, California. As a sophomore, he averaged 20 points, four assists, five rebounds and four steals per game while earning first team All-Delta River League honors. As a junior, he averaged 26 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals per game while leading Pleasant Grove to a 16-14 record and being honored as a first team all-league and second team all-city selection.[1]

On November 12, 2008, he signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Washington State University.[2]

As a senior, he averaged 21 points, six assists, six rebounds and three steals per game while leading Pleasant Grove to a 25-6 record, and was again honored as a first team all-league and second team all-city selection.[1]

College career

In his freshman season at Washington State, Thames had four double-figure scoring games, the first of which came on December 2, 2009 against Gonzaga when he scored 11 points. Prior to the Gonzaga game, he helped the Cougars to the 2009 Great Alaska Shootout title. In 31 games (four starts), he averaged 4.6 points 1.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 17.6 minutes per game.[1][3]

Xavier Thames at San Diego State

In May 2010, Thames transferred to San Diego State and subsequently sat out the 2010–11 season due to NCAA transfer rules.[4] In his sophomore season, he earned honorable mention All-Mountain West accolades. In 31 games (30 games), he averaged 10.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 33.8 minutes per game.[1][3]

In his junior season, he scored in double-figures 15 times and led the team in scoring three times and in assists seven times. He also ended the season having played 32 or more minutes in a season-best six straight games, which was a season first. In 30 games (25 starts), he averaged 9.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 28.7 minutes per game.[1][3]

In his senior season, he was named the 2014 Mountain West Player of the Year. He was also named to the All-MWC first team and the MWC All-Defensive team. In 36 games, he averaged 17.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 31.3 minutes per game.[3]

Professional career

Baloncesto Sevilla (2014–2015)

On June 26, 2014, Thames was selected with the 59th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors. He was later traded to the Brooklyn Nets for cash considerations on draft night.[5] In July 2014, he joined the Nets for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[6]

On August 6, 2014, Thames signed a one-year deal with Baloncesto Sevilla of the Liga ACB.[7] On January 23, 2015, he was released by Sevilla.[8]

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2015–2016)

On February 11, Thames was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League.[9] Six days later, he made his debut with the Mad Ants in an 87–86 loss to the Maine Red Claws, recording three points and one rebound in 26 minutes.[10]

In July 2015, Thames re-joined the Brooklyn Nets for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[11] On October 29, 2015, he was reacquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[12]

MZT Skopje (2016–2017)

On August 20, 2016, Thames signed a two-year deal with Macedonian club MZT Skopje.[13] Thames helped the team to win the Macedonian League title.

Bnei Herzliya (2017)

On July 27, 2017, Thames signed a two-year deal with Israeli club Bnei Herzliya. [14] However, on December 17, 2017, Thames parted ways with Herzliya after appearing in 19 official games (both in the FIBA Europe Cup and the Israeli Premier League competitions). He averaged 8.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.[15]

Trikala Aries (2017–2018)

On December 23, 2017, he signed with Greek club Trikala Aries.[16]

Canterbury Rams (2018)

On April 13, 2018, Thames signed with the Canterbury Rams for the 2018 New Zealand NBL season.[17]

Egis Körmend (2018–2019)

In December 2018, Thames joined Hungarian team Egis Körmend.[18]

VEF Rīga (2019–2020)

On November 1, 2019, Thames joined VEF Rīga of the Latvian Basketball League (LBL).[19] He averaged 10.3 points and 3.7 assists per game over 29 games.[20]

Second stint with Egis Körmend (2020–present)

On June 17, 2020, Thames re-joined Egis Körmend.[20][21]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Xavier Thames Bio". GoAztecs.com. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball Inks Four for the 2009-10 Season". wsucougars.com. November 18, 2008. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d "Xavier Thames Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Wash. State point guard transferring to SDSU". utsandiego.com. May 17, 2010. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Acquire Draft Rights to Markel Brown, Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson". NBA.com. June 27, 2014. Archived from the original on June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Announce Summer League Roster". NBA.com. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Sevilla chooses Thames at point guard". Eurocupbasketball.com. August 6, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Baloncesto Sevilla parts ways with Xavier Thames". Sportando.com. January 23, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2015.
  9. ^ "Mad Ants Acquire Xavier Thames". OurSportsCentral.com. February 11, 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "Red Claws Edge Mad Ants in Down-to-the-Wire Finish". NBA.com. February 17, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  11. ^ "BROOKLYN NETS ANNOUNCE SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER AND SCHEDULE". NBA.com. June 29, 2015. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  12. ^ "Mad Ants add 5 to roster". JournalGazette.net. October 29, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  13. ^ "Xavier Thames is a new addition to MZT Skopje Aerodrom roster". aba-liga.com. August 20, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  14. ^ "Xavier Thames inks with Bnei Herzliya". sportando.com. July 27, 2017. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  15. ^ "כצפוי: אקסבייר ת'יימס שוחרר מהרצליה". sport5.co.il (in Hebrew). December 17, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  16. ^ "O Xavier Thames στα Τρίκαλα BC Aries". trikalabc.gr (in Greek). December 24, 2017. Retrieved December 24, 2017.
  17. ^ "RAMS ANNOUNCE XAVIER THAMES, WINSTON SHEPARD & TROY TEMARA AS ROSTER ADDITIONS". Rams.org.nz. April 13, 2018. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  18. ^ "Xavier Thames (ex Canterbury) joins Kormend". Eurobasket.com. December 28, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  19. ^ "VEF RĪGA SASTĀVU PAPILDINĀJIS KSAVJERS TEIMSS". vefriga.com (in Latvian). November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Xavier Thames returns to Egis Kormend". Sportando. June 17, 2020. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  21. ^ "Xavier Thames visszatér Körmendre". bckormend.hu (in Hungarian). June 17, 2020. Retrieved June 17, 2020.

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