The Lakers have announced the signing of forward Malcom Thomas:
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Malcolm Thomas, it was announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Thomas, a 6-9 forward out of San Diego State, helped lead the Aztecs to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance last season, averaging 11.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.02 blocks in 30.4 minutes.
An All-Mountain West Conference Second Team selection in each of his two seasons at San Diego State as well as an All-Defensive Team selection as a senior, Thomas concluded his career with the Aztecs as the school’s second leading shot blocker of all-time while ranking eighth all-time in rebound average and eighth in field goal percentage.
Physically, Thomas has intriguing tools that mesh well with what he brought to the table on the college level. He’s a bit undersized for a NBA power forward at just 6’8, but his 7’2 wingspan made him a menacing shot blocker at SDSU and allows him to play a bit taller than he’s listed. While his 220 pound frame could still use additional muscle, Thomas is a good all-around athlete, running the floor well and looking exceptionally quick off his feet when pursuing rebounds. (via DrafExpress.com)