Global travels of former Luers, Ohio State hoop star Deshaun Thomas continue

News-Sentinel.com sports reporter Tom Davis interviews former Bishop Luers High School and Ohio State basketball standout Deshaun Thomas earlier in his career while he was back in Fort Wayne attending a football game at Spuller Stadium. (News-Sentinel.com file photo)

The global travels of Fort Wayne native Deshaun Thomas will continue this upcoming basketball season.

The former Bishop Luers High School and Ohio State standout signed a one-year deal Monday with Panathinaikos of the Greek League.

Thomas has previously spent seasons playing in France, Spain, Turkey, and last season he helped Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv of the Israeli League. He also spent one season (2015-16) playing for the Austin Spurs of the G League.

The 6-foot-7 forward had a solid season in helping Maccabi win the league title.

In 58 games, Thomas shot a career-best 41.4 percent from 3-point range and averaged over 11 points per game.

Maccabi played Thomas over 20 minutes per game and mostly brought him off the bench.

It was a nice bounce-back season for Thomas, who averaged less than nine points per game and shot just 36.4 percent from beyond the arc in his one season with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish League in 2016-17.

Thomas’ deal with Panathinaikos is for $450.000 euros, which is the equivalent of nearly $530,000 in U.S. currency.

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