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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Former KU player Thomas leads NBA team to win

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— Former Kansas University basketball guard Billy Thomas scored 27 points off perfect 12 of 12 shooting to lead the NBA Generations team to a 94-82 victory over Incheon Etland Elephants on Sunday at the NBA Asia Challenge.

Former KU guard Russell Robinson had 17 points for the Generations team, which is made up of top NBA developmental league players plus former NBA players.

Thomas hit three three-pointers and had four rebounds.

“We played the game how we knew we could play and just had fun,” said Thomas, who played for Colorado of the NBADL last year. “I’m thankful to be in a lineup with my NBA D-League teammates and guys that I watched play.”

The NBA team will meet the Philippine Basketball Assn. All Stars on Sept. 11 in Manila.

Comments

Mangino_Maniac 11 years, 2 months ago

I LOOOOOVVEE Billy!!!! Such a cool dude. Hope to see you draining those threes sometime this winter in the NBA!

100 11 years, 2 months ago

One of the best shooters we've ever had.

A tribute to what hard work with a great attitude can do.

John Randall 11 years, 2 months ago

To have both KU guards in the lineup and scoring high double digits is gratifying for crimson/blue fans.

ROCK CHALK! GO 'HAWKS!

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