Tyrus Thomas

Tyrus Thomas

Height/Weight: 6' 9"/224 lbs
Born: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
College: LSU
Draft: 2006 1st round (4th pick) by the

    Former LSU star joining BRCC basketball coaching staff

    Former LSU star basketball player Tyrus Thomas is joining the BRCC basketball coaching staff, the college announced Wednesday. Thomas, 37, starred at McKinley High School before playing at LSU during the 2005-06 season as the Tigers advanced to the Final Four. After playing one season with the Tigers, Thomas was selected in the first round of the NBA draft as the fourth overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers who then dealt him to the Chicago Bulls. Thomas played seven seasons in the NBA with the Bulls and later the Charlotte Hornets. Thomas will work as a player development coach. He'll be responsible for coaching on-court skill development programs and assessing players' training progress.