HONOLULU - Joston Thomas announced Tuesday that he will forgo his senior season with the University of Hawaii men's basketball team to pursue a professional career in the sport.
"I want to thank my ohana here in Hawaii," Thomas said. "From the coaches, administration, fans and the team - all 15 of them. This was an amazing opportunity for me and I look forward to my future. None of this would be possible without the support I've had here."
Thomas, a 6-foot-7 forward, transferred to UH from the College of Southern Idaho, and averaged 11.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in two seasons with the Rainbow Warriors. He averaged 13.7 points and 5.3 rebounds this season.
"It's been a lifetime goal of Joston's to be a professional basketball player," UH coach Gib Arnold said. "I fully support him and his desire to achieve this goal. Joston has made great strides as both a person and as a player while affiliated with the University of Hawaii. I am proud that we've been able to act as a springboard for Joston and his career. I wish him and his future coaches and teammates the best of luck."