AIA shows love to March Madness & UNM great Thomas
He’s arguably the best player in UNM men’s basketball history.
Depends on which generation of Lobo fan you’re talking with.
But Kenny Thomas’ stats during his tenure (1995-99) at The University of New Mexico.
All In Autographs is celebrating March Madness and is a proud sponsor of all Lobo athletics.
And who better to recognize then store friend and Lobo basketball legend in Thomas.
AIA has basketballs, jerseys and photos signed by Thomas, but it’s not limited there, Albuquerque’s Premier Sports Memorabilia and Collectable Destination. The museum-esque store has hundreds of basketball related items for that No.1-basketball fan in your life.
All In Autographs is in Albuquerque, N.M. on 2225 Wyoming Blvd. (just south of Menaul Blvd) NE, Suite F 87112.
If you have questions or comments, call All In Autographs at (505) 504-7575 or visit ALL IN AUTOGRAPHS – All In Autographs
Thomas was one of the most prolific high schoolers to attend UNM, he quickly made his mark as a freshman.
He still holds the record for points scored by a freshman with 484 and most rebounds (256).
Thomas is still second on UNM’s all-time scoring list, career blocks and career dunks.
He is one of eight Lobos to be earn All-American honors. Thomas was Third-Team All-American in 1999
According to GoLobos.com, “he became the first player in the history of the WAC to surpass 1,800 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 200 blocked shots when he got eight boards against conference rival, BYU.”
Thomas was an amazing 71-3 at University Arena (The Pit).
But most notable, he led the Lobos – under head coach Dave Bliss – to the NCAA Tournament each of his four years at UNM, and all four years the Lobos advanced to the Round of 32.
Thomas played 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association for four different teams, playing in 636 games and starting 406. He averaged over nine points per game and six rebounds.
His best playing years came in Philadelphia, where he averaged 12 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.
Thomas currently lives in Sacramento, Calif., but visits Albuquerque several times a year. A place he says he still calls home and that he loves.
He has used his success in basketball to help with education awareness and helps youth involvement in the community with The Kenny Thomas Foundation. Thomas is also a member of the ALS New Mexico Chapter.