"I want to thank my 'ohana here in Hawai'i," Thomas said. "From the coaches, administration, fans and the team—all 15 of them. This was an amazing opportunity for me and I look forward to my future. None of this would be possible without the support I've had here."
Thomas, a 6-7, 235-lb forward, arrived at UH with three years of eligibility after transferring from the College of Southern Idaho. In two seasons as a Rainbow Warrior, the Washington D.C. native averaged 11.7 ppg and 5.2 rpg in 63 total games, including 46 starts. This past season Thomas finished third on the team at 13.7 ppg and was the team's top scorer in league play at 16.9 ppg.
His year was highlighted by a 24-point performance against nationally ranked Xavier—including the game-winning shot in overtime—and a 29-point, 12-rebound performance in a road overtime win at San Jose State which garnered him Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors.