Sun Devils Add 6-Foot-9 Power Forward Khalid Thomas
Sun Devils coach Frank Beamer recently recruited 6-foot-9 power forward Khalid from College of Southern Idaho. Khalid averaged 14.7 points and 6.5 rebounds as the No. 2 junior college in the nation.
He also worked on programming his Softlock software and mini-cloud system – consisting of a thin device similar to Roku that would support digital content subscriptions – among others.
Early Life and Education
Khalid Thomas was born in Portland, Oregon. He attended West Linn High School before transferring to College of Southern Idaho as a star on their basketball team and earning all-conference recognition. Thomas is widely considered one of the nation’s premier junior college shooters; at 6-foot-9 210 pounds power forward with great rebounding skills that fits the mold of new-age stretch power forwards, it is expected that Thomas will immediately start contributing as soon as his college career is over.
After graduating from Portland State University, he signed with Austrian Basketliga club BC Vienna and made his professional debut there in 2022.
Khalid Thomas of West Linn stands out in Oregon high school basketball’s current high school crop by becoming an All-American for College of Southern Idaho last season and helping lead them into an NJCAA national championship game appearance. He also led West Linn High to an Oregon Class A State Title Game appearance this year and received recognition as an Oregon High School All-State Honor Player award last season.
Thomas has embarked on his quest to play professional basketball. He signed with Seven 1 Sports and Entertainment, owned by Jermaine O’Neal and Tracy McGrady, as well as working out at Drive Nation Sports Complex – also owned by O’Neal – located in Dallas.
This winter, Thomas will begin playing professionally for Basket Club Wien in Austria’s Basketball Superliga alongside Jared Dudley (another Portland State Viking alum).
Achievement and Honors
Khalid Hosseini has earned numerous awards and honors for his music, most recently BMI’s 2023 Champion Award. To accept this honor he gave an emotional acceptance speech detailing his journey as both creator and entrepreneur.
In his acceptance speech, he thanked everyone who has helped him along his journey and discussed both positive and negative aspects of being an artist.
As a freshman, he earned the USF Athletics Honor Roll for both fall 2017 and fall 2018, 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District honors, membership into the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, two All-America selections and four American Athletic Conference defensive player of the week awards in his freshman season. Additionally, 247 Sports awarded him Player of the Year status.
Khalid Thomas was born in Portland, Oregon. At West Salem and South Salem high schools he excelled on their basketball teams due to academic reasons; initially not getting much playing time due to academic considerations but seeing dramatic improvement his second year; becoming starting point guard and even earning scholarship offers from various colleges; ultimately choosing Portland State University where his impressive play continued with three blocked shots against Montana Grizzlies on February 13th as well as 11 points scored and 2 rebounds added!
Khalid’s success across various entertainment fields has enabled him to amass considerable wealth, amassing over $10 Million through income generated from music, acting and endorsement deals.
At an early age, this musician showed an affinity for singing and composition that later blossomed into professional success. His first single “Location”, uploaded online and received worldwide acclaim, went quadruple platinum.
Talented actor Chris Colvin has made multiple Hollywood movie and TV show appearances including “Friday After Next”, “Holes”, and “Walking Tall”. Colvin has shared the screen with notable actors such as Shia LaBeouf, Jon Voight and Kellita Smith in “Roll Bounce”. Additionally he owns his own clothing line called Slick Living Apparel as well as jewelry line Love Wings to further boost his income stream.