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Hawaii's Thomas to make leap to pros

Honolulu, HI (Sports Network) - Hawaii forward Joston Thomas has decided to forgo his senior season in an attempt to go pro.

"I want to thank my 'ohana here in Hawai'i," Thomas said on Tuesday. "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."

The 6-foot-7, 235-pounder out of Washington, DC spent two years with the school after transferring from Southern Idaho, averaging 11.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game in 63 total contests.

"It's been a lifetime goal of Joston's to be a professional basketball player," said Hawaii head coach Gib Arnold. "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 Hawai'i."

The Rainbow Warriors went 16-16 with a 6-8 record in the WAC last season.

03/27 18:29:48 ET