Scouts might nitpick Thomas because of his size—6-2.5 without shoes—but his near 6-11 wingspan is a great equalizer on defense.

Those are some of the things he has that you can’t teach, Murphy says. He’s got really quick hands. He can beat guys to spots while making split-second decisions. He’s tremendous at it.
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There are numbers to prove that, too. Several of the Big East’s leading scorers didn’t have a lot of fun when they played Creighton, because, whether they were a point guard or a power forward, they were defended by Thomas and held below their season scoring averages.

Most kids don’t understand that most guys that go into the NBA are going to be role players, Murphy said. That’s not Khyri. He’s played a role at Creighton ever since he’s been here. It started with defense. He understands the concept of team and has a great understanding of who he is and what his role is. That’s what makes him very attractive to the NBA.

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