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Domantas Sabonis is now an Oklahoma City Thunder


Sam Presti, General Manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder has signed former Gonzaga and current Lithuanian Olympic “big” Domantas Sabonis today.  Terms have not been disclosed but it is expected that Sabonis will get the maximum payout for a first round NBA draft choice.  The eleventh pick in the 2016 NBA draft just finished his sophomore season for the Bulldogs of Gonzaga where he averaged almost 18 pp g and 12 rpg in 31 minutes as a power post player.  His play in the on-going Olympics in Rio has been stellar.  At 6’11 240 Sabonis expects to fit in with the Thunder this season and should see playing time in the upcoming season.461306950-750x400He is the son of the Lithuanian basketball player Arvydas Sabonis, and was born in Portland, while his father was playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.  His father is in the Basketball Hall-of-Fame.






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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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