Found May 17, 2013 on Bush League Chronicle:

Deshaun Thomas is in the same boat as many other prospects right now. With the NBA Draft looming a little over a month away, the former Ohio State Buckeye is doing everything he can to convince teams to select him. But one thing he isn't doing is giving away his cell phone number freely.According to Ohio.com, Thomas was pretty stingy when asked by the San Antonio Spurs for his digits. In fact, he wasn't willing to give his number out at all. Here's the scoop:Thomas said teams asked him plenty of difficult and interesting questions during his interview process at the combine. But the most interesting, he said, was the fact the Spurs’ first question was for his cell phone number and his e-mail address. He gave them the e-mail, but not the phone number.“I can’t go around giving it out to everyone,” Thomas said Thursday with a laugh. “Now if they want to draft me, I’d be happy to give it to them.”I'm no expert, but I've got to believe this move by Thomas probably did more harm than good to his draft stock. Is there really a legitimate reason not to give teams your number? If so, I can't think of one.Via Pro Basketball Talk

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