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Alyssa Thomas

As of Aug. 15, 2022 

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Invited to attend 2022 USA Basketball Women’s National Team training camp from Sept. 6-12 in Las Vegas.
  • Named to the 2022 USA World Cup Qualifying Team on Feb. 7, 2022.
  • One of six then-collegiate athletes who participated in the 2013 USA National Team minicamp Oct. 4-6 in Las Vegas.
  • Named to the 2012 USA 3x3 World Championship Team, but was unable to participate and withdrew.
  • Participated in the 2011 USA U19 World Championship Team and 2010 USA U18 National Team trials.

Professional Notes

  • Drafted: No. 4 in 2014 by the New York Liberty and traded to the Connecticut Sun the dame day.
  • WNBA All-Star: 2017, 2019, 2022
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2014
  • WNBA steals leader: 2020
  • WNBA All-Defensive first team: 2020
  • WNBA All-Defensive second team: 2017, 2019 
  • Has played in 239 WNBA regular season games with 229 starts, and amassed 2,847 points (11.9 ppg), 1,665 rebounds (7.0 rpg), 830 assists (3.5 apg) and 359 steals (1.5 spg).
  • In 2022 with the Sun, averaged career highs of 13.4 points and 6.1 assists along with 8.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals as the team finished the regular season with a 25-11 record. 
  • Missed most of the 2021 season recovering from an Achilles injury suffered in January 2021 (played in two games). 

  • Competed professionally in the offseason in South Korea and Turkey before joining ZVVZ USK Prague in 2018. Aided the 2021-22 Prague team to the EuroLeague quarterfinals and an 8-4 record with two games to play in the regular season; averaged 13.3 points and 8.9 rebounds in nine EuroLeague contests this season.

College Notes:

  • During her four years, Maryland compiled a 109-27 record, advanced to four NCAA Tournaments, including the 2014 Final Four, 2012 Elite Eight and 2013 Sweet Sixteen, and earned the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament title.
  • WBCA, USBWA All-American (2012, 2014).
  • Associated Press All-America first team (2012, 2014).
  • ACC Player of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014), All-ACC first team (2012, 2013, 2014) and second team (2011).
  • ACC Tournament MVP (2012) and ACC All-Tournament Team (2012, 2013).
  • ACC All-Freshman Team (2010) and a seven-time ACC Rookie of the Week recipient.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
  • Daughter of Bobby Thomas and Tina Klotzbeecher-Thomas, has one younger brother, Devin, who played basketball at Wake Forest this year, and one younger sister, Alexia.
  • Majored in family science at Maryland.
  • Attended Central Dauphin High School (Pa.), where she led her class to 106 victories over four years, the most of any single class in that school’s history.
  • Finished her career as Central Dauphin’s all-time leading scorer with 2,289 points, which ranks among the top 50 all-time leading scorers in Pennsylvania history.
  • Parade Magazine All-America first team (2010).
  • USA Today All-USA third team (2010).
  • Associated Press Pennsylvania Class 4A Player of the Year (2010).
  • Helped lead Central Dauphin to a Pennsylvania Class 4A championship as a sophomore in 2007-08, scoring 30 points in a second-round upset of top-seeded Downingtown East.

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