WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Indiana University men’s basketball player Thomas Bryant was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Lakers.

Bryant, who helped IU to the 2016 Big Ten Championship, was with the Los Angeles Lakers organization last season.  The 6-10 forward was a first-team All-G League performer for the South Bay Lakers, averaging 19.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 blocks while shooting .597 (284-476) from the floor and .364 (67-184) from three-point range in 37 games. He averaged 1.1 points in 15 games with the Los Angeles Lakers.

A native of Rochester, NY, Bryant was originally drafted 42nd overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2017 NBA Draft. Bryant was acquired by the Lakers from the Jazz along with the draft rights to Josh Hart in exchange for the draft rights to Tony Bradley on June 22, 2017.

Bryant played collegiately for two seasons at Indiana (2015-17) and averaged 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while shooting .592 from the field and .373 from three-point range. He was a two-time All-Big Ten selection.