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Thor Drafted Into The NBA

JT Thor while signing his contract with Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced that the team has signed second-round draft pick JT Thor. Thor was originally acquired from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for the draft rights of Balsa Koprivica and center Mason Plumlee.

South Sudan Basketball fans were excited after news broke out on 6th August 2021 that talented and lanky player Thor JT has been drafted as the 37th pick by the Charlotte Hornets, JT Thor is now one of four players from South Sudan in the NBA.

He joins Bol Bol (Denver Nuggets), Wenyen Gabriel (New Orleans Pelicans) and Thon Maker (Cleveland Cavs) into the highest league in the world showing how much talent our country has.

The 6ft 9″ Forward from Omaha, NE played his college basketball at Auburn University where he averaged 9.4 PPG, 5.0 RPG & 1.4 BPG catching the eyes of many NBA scouts.

From everyone at the South Sudan Basketball Federation we want to congratulate JT on this amazing achievement and look forward to following his NBA career.


Thor, the 37th pick out of Auburn in the 2021 NBA Draft, averaged 9.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in minutes per game, making 27 appearances during his lone season with the Tigers. Thor recorded 37 blocks during the 2020-21 season, which ranked eighth in the SEC and second among all SEC freshmen as he averaged 9.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per game in 18 conference games.

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, the 6-10 forward grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and attended Norcross High School in Georgia for his final high school season.

Memberships to the newly re branded Hive Society and Pick 23 Plans for the 2021-22 season are on sale now. Hive Society Memberships, which include all 43 regular-season and preseason games, start at $48 per game on average in the lower level and as low as $12 per game on average in the upper level, and include some of the best benefits in all of professional sports. Pick 23 Plans include Opening Night and 22 additional games of the purchaser’s choice, along with playoff priority and interest-free payment plans. Hornets fans can get lower-level tickets with this plan starting at $64 per game on average and upper-level tickets starting at $14 per game on average. 

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