Exit Interview: Thomas Bryant Recaps Impressive Breakout Season

It was a big year two for former Indiana big man Thomas Bryant.

After a rookie season that saw the New York native honing his craft primarily in the G-League, Bryant found a new opportunity in Washington for the 2018-19 campaign.

Bryant more than capitalized, not only earning a full-time spot in the NBA, but also playing significant minutes as he started 53 times in 72 appearances.

For the season the 6-foot-11 center averaged 20.8 minutes, 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

Perhaps even more impressive, Bryant’s per-36 minute numbers were 18.2 points and 10.9 rebounds per contest.

It was a major jump after Bryant appeared in just 15 games for the Lakers for his rookie season, averaging just 4.8 minutes per game.

Bryant’s most notable accomplishment for the season was his efficiency from the field.  He shot a league-high 68.5 percent on two-pointers. Bryant’s 61.6 field goal percentage set a Wizards single-season franchise record

On December 22, 2018, Bryant went 14-for-14 from the field and scored a career-high 31 points against the Phoenix Suns, tying for the fourth most field goals made without a miss in NBA history,

Bryant also holds the Indiana record for field goal percentage in a season after making 68.3% of his shots for the 2015-16 season.

Bryant averaged 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in two seasons at Indiana and was named third team All-Big Ten after both seasons.

You can see highlights of Bryant’s 14-for-14 performance here.

You can also hear Bryant on a season ending podcast in last Monday’s edition of The Daily Hoosier Report.

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