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Suns meeting with Creighton’s Khyri Thomas at NBA Combine

Kansas State's Mike McGuirl, left, knocks the ball from Creighton's Khyri Thomas, right, during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The NBA Combine is where teams will find out official measurements for top draft prospects, but they, more importantly, will go through the interview process with quite a few prospects as well.

For the Phoenix Suns, one of those names is Creighton guard Khyri Thomas.

Thomas, a 21-year-old junior, will hire an agent and is staying in the draft.

A former three-star recruit, Thomas blossomed as a defensive stopper on the perimeter for the Blue Jays. He hit the NBA Draft radar last season because of his offense.

Thomas shot 53.8 percent from the field and 41.1 percent from 3-point range on 15.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals a game.

He did well for himself at the NBA Combine, alleviating any size concerns as a 6-foot-3 and change shooting guard by measuring at a nearly 6-foot-11 wingspan.

With the Suns, Thomas could serve as a defensive stopper on the perimeter while providing value offensively via his shooting and supplementary scoring.

ESPN currently has Thomas ranked as the No. 23 prospect in the draft class. On top of the No. 1 overall pick, the Suns have Nos. 16, 31 and 59 in this year’s draft.

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