Khyri Thomas hit a 3-pointer on the Pistons' first possession of their NBA Summer League game Monday, and he drew praise from observers in his third game in Las Vegas.
The second-round pick out of Creighton finished with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting and two assists in the Pistons' 105-97 victory.
That followed a 13-point performance in a loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday after a difficult debut Friday. Thomas is 5 for 10 from 3-point range in his three Summer League games.
Here is some reaction to the Omaha native's performance so far:
Thomas looked smooth, hitting a corner 3-pointer and a drive in the first quarter. Defensively, he also looked to be plugged in again, as he was in the first two games. He also had a nice pass, finding an open cutter to the rim for a dunk.
He plays with a smoothness that allows him to get into the teeth of a defense. He needs to improve finishing around the basket, but he’s effective getting to the rim. He also shot the ball well. ... Thomas has been the Pistons’ most consistent player.
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Omaha Benson's Khyri Thomas goes up for a dunk during the Metro Holiday tournament in 2012.
Omaha Benson's Khyri Thomas celebrates a slam dunk against Omaha Bryan.
Omaha Benson's Khyri Thomas puts up a shot against Omaha Central.
Omaha Benson's Khyri Thomas comes down with the rebound against Boys Town's Khyalil Hawkins, right, and Drequan McNeill-Smith during the Nebraska Prep Classic at the Ralston Arena.
Omaha Benson's Khyri Thomas goes for a layup in the Nebraska Prep Classic.
Benson's Khyri Thomas blocks a shot by Central's Austin McGaugh in 2013.
Omaha Benson's Khyri Thomas shoots and scores against Lincoln Northeast during the Nebraska Class A high school boys state basketball tournament in 2014.
Omaha Benson's Khyri Thomas sinks a jumper with less than a minute left in regulation to give the Bunnies the lead against Omaha Westside in the semifinal round of the Class A boys state basketball tournament in 2014.
Omaha Benson's Khyri Thomas, middle, poses with, from left: Omaha Westside’s Kevin Metoyer, Bellevue West’s Malik Hluchoweckyj, Omaha South’s James Dumes and Omaha Central’s Tre’Shawn Thurman for The World-Herald's All-Metro team in 2014.
Khyri Thomas moves the ball during a drill at summer basketball league. Thomas and Thik Bol played for Dan Archie in the summer league.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas goes for a dunk during a summer practice.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas shoots a 3-pointer against UMKC.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas tosses a ball to students attending a pep rally at DJ Sokol arena.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas gets a dunk against Arizona State in 2015.
Marcus Foster and Khyri Thomas, right, talk during a break in the action.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas goes up for a basket vs. Longwood.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas dribbles against Nebraska's Evan Taylor.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas and UMKC's Duane Clark go for a loose ball.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas dribbles down the court.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas aggressively guards Buffalo's Blake Hamilton.
Khyri Thomas, left, shows off his hidden talent of juggling while posing for a photo with Justin Patton. The Omaha natives are good friends and were roommates before Patton entered the NBA draft.
Creighton's Justin Patton, left, dunks with Khyri Thomas.
Khyri Thomas shoots over UT Arlington's Davion Turner.
CU's Khyri Thomas plays tight defense against DePaul's Bill Garrett Jr.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas shoots around Wayne State's Vance Janssen.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas throws the ball back inbounds against USC Upstate.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas chases down Seton Hall's Khadeen Carrington.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas dunks the ball against Xavier in 2017.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas drives to the basket alongside Toby Hegner and against North Dakota's Marlon Stewart.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas looks for an open man to pass to against Nebraska.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas jokes with an official after a call.
Creighton coach Greg McDermott chats with Khyri Thomas and Martin Krampelj.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas, right, steals the ball from Xavier's Trevon Bluiett.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas goes in for a one-handed slam dunk over Butler's Aaron Thompson.
Creighton's Khyri Thomas dribbles against Marquette's Matt Heldt.
Creighton coach Greg McDermott presents Khyri Thomas with a ball for achieving 1,000 career points.