Thomas Bryant is a professional basketball player who is recently playing for the Washington Wizards as the team’s center player.
Bryant was born in Rochester, New York, where he learned how to play basketball. He attended Bishop Kearney in Irondequoit, New York, and became a varsity player. During his sophomore year, Bryant became one of the key players to lead Bishop Kearney to a 17-8 record in the New York Federation Tournament of Champions.
He eventually transferred to Huntington Prep School when he was in his sophomore year. When he was a junior, he recorded an average of 13.9 points with 12.9 rebounds. He also played on the Amateur Athletic Union team for Team SCAN. During the event, he recorded 23 points with 12 rebounds, which led them to win against Whitney Young.
He also performed greatly during his senior year, when he scored 17.3 average points per game with 11.6 rebounds and 2.5 steals.
As a highschooler, Bryant had reached a milestone as he ranked the 20th best recruit by ESPN. Because of his performance, he received scholarships and offers from Indiana, UCLA, and other schools with basketball powerhouses.
College Basketball Career
Bryant attended Indiana University. As a freshman, he scored 17 points with 7 rebounds during their game against Creighton University. He also led the team in winning against Kentucky University in the NCAA Tournament, by contributing 19 points.
Bryant was drafted by the Utah Jazz during the 2017 NBA Draft, yet they traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Tony Bradley. IN July 2017, he signed a contract with the Lakers and he was assigned to the South Bay Lakers.
As of July 2018, he joined the Washington Wizards. A couple of months later, he was recorded to be the fourth player with the most field goals without a miss.
- 2017–2018 - Los Angeles Lakers
- 2017–2018 - South Bay Lakers
- 2018–present - Washington Wizards
- 2015 McDonald’s All-American
- 2016 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
- 2016 Third-Team All-Big Ten
- 2018 NBA G League All-Rookie Team
- 2018 First-Team All NBA G League