Credit: R.Molina/EuroLeague Basketball via GettyImages
Credit R.Molina/EuroLeague Basketball via GettyImages

AX Armani Exchange Milan have signed Deshaun Thomas to a two-year (1+1) deal, the Italian club announced.

Deshaun Thomas

Deshaun  Thomas
Deshaun  Thomas
MIN: 22.83
PTS: 9.61 (50.44%)
REB: 3.19
As: 0.78
ST: 0.28
BL: 0.17
TO: 1.03
GM: 36

Thomas averaged 9.6 points and 3.2 rebounds for 7.9 PIR for FC Bayern Munich in the EuroLeague last season. His most successful game came against FC Barcelona in Game 2 of the quarterfinals where the American forward had a sensational night, going for 25 points on 6/7 three-point shots and 7 rebounds.

At Olimpia Milan, the 30-year-old power forward is expected to fill in for (his former Panathinaikos OPAP teammate) Dinos Mitoglou, who's still to find out his sentence for using illegal substances last March. 

"Deshaun will bring to our team experience, shooting and versatility: he is the player we wanted in order to have more depth and more solutions. We are happy to have him with us", said Milan's general manager, Christos Stavropoulos.

"I’m happy and glad that Olimpia wanted me and chose me. It is a blessing for me and my family to have this opportunity to fight and compete for such an historical team and help win as many games as possible, both in the EuroLeague and the Italian league. I can’t wait to get started, work and get to know everybody in the organization,” Thomas said.

Deshaun Thomas, hailing from Fort Wayne in Indiana, attended the Ohio State from 2010 to 2013. In 2013, after being picked at number 58 by the San Antonio Spurs, he came to Europe to serve in Nanterre in France (12.2 points per league game).

Subsequently, he was at Barcelona (7.1 points per game in EuroLeague), the Austin Spurs, Efes (7.3 points per game), Maccabi (11.5 points per game in EuroLeague), Panathinaikos (10.5 points per game in the first year, 13.9 with 4.4 rebounds in the second) and Bayern Munich (9.9 in the 2021-22 season).

Deshaun Thomas

Deshaun  Thomas
Team: FC Bayern Munich
Position: SF
Age: 30
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Birth place: Fort Wayne, United States of America

In between, he also had an experience in Tokyo in the Japanese league. He won the Greek title and the National Cup in 2019 with Panathinaikos, the Israeli title in 2018 with Maccabi, and the French Cup with Nanterre.

In the EuroLeague, he has played 197 games with a career average of 9.7 points.

Current roster:

AX Armani Exchange Milan

Position Player Status
PG Kevin Pangos (story)
Signed until 2024
PG/SG Stefano Tonut (story) Signed until 2024
PG/SG Naz Mitrou-Long (story) Signed until 2024
PG/SG Billy Baron (story) Signed until 2024
SG Devon Hall (story) Signed until 2024
SF Shavon Shields Signed until 2023
SF Davide Alviti Signed until 2024
PF Giampaolo Ricci Signed until 2023
SF Luigi Datome (story) Signed until 2023
PF Deshaun Thomas (story) Signed until 2023+1
PF Dinos Mitoglou Signed until 2024
PF Nicolo Melli Signed until 2024
C Kyle Hines (story) Signed until 2023
C Brandon Davies (story) Signed until 2024
C Paul Biligha (story) Signed until 2023
Coach Ettore Messina
Expired contract Sergio Rodriguez (will not return), Malcolm Delaney (will not return), Troy Daniels (will not return), Ricardo Moraschini (will not return), Trey Kell (will not return), Ben Bentil (will not return), Jerian Grant (will not return), Kaleb Tarczewski (will not return), Davide Moretti (will not return)
Rumored to leave Dinos Mitoglou (story)
Interested Johannes Voigtmann

 

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Points made: 72,9
Accuracy: 44,3%
Place in standings: 18
Record max: 89
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Best scorer: Shavon Shields