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Full Name: Christopher Ryan Thomas
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-1 (1.85 m)/ 180 (81.6 kg)
Birthdate: October 3, 1982 (Indianapolis, Ind.)
High School: Pike HS (Indianapolis, Ind.)
College: Notre Dame

Notre Dame
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
2001-023333160413.387120135.88911425272651615.6
2002-033434211523.403135155.87113523662863718.7
Totals6767371936.396255290.87924948813414115317.2
Three-point field goals: 2001-02, 76-for-206 (.369); 2002-03, 80-for-208 (.385). Totals: 156-for-414 (.377).

Early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP as a sophomore. Became only second sophomore at Notre Dame to eclipse 1,000 points (1,153). Named Big East Conference Rookie of the Year in 2001-02. In his first collegiate game, recorded the first triple-double in Notre Dame history, contributing scored 24 points, 11 assists and 11 steals against New Hampshire. Only player in school history to dish out 200 assists in back-to-back seasons.

Sophomore (2002-03): Named Second Team All-Big East. Ranked second on the team in scoring (18.7 ppg). Led the Irish and ranked eighth in nation in assists (6.9 apg). Also led Notre Dame in steals (1.9 spg). Scored 20 or more points 15 times. Dished out eight or more assists in 13 contests. Averaged 21.9 points in three NCAA Tournament games, as Notre Dame advanced to the Sweet 16. Played all 40 minutes in all three NCAA Tournament games. Scored 27 points in the opening round against Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Scored a career-high 32 points against Marquette. Tallied 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists at Georgetown. Had 24 points and eight assists against Pittsburgh. Had 28 points, eight rebounds and seven assists at Boston College.

Freshman (2001-02): Named National Freshman of the Year by Basketball Times and Basketball News. Finished fifth in nation in assists (7.6 apg) and 14th in free throw percentage (89.9%). Finished as the team’s second-leading scorer (15.6 ppg). Established a school single-season record for assists (252) and steals (72). His 516 points rank as the second-most by an Irish freshman, trailing only Troy Murphy (Golden State Warriors). Earned Third-Team All-Big East honors. Netted 20-plus points in nine games. Dished out 10-plus assists in nine games and recorded seven double-doubles. Played the entire game on 14 occasions and averaged 38.0 minutes. Scored a season-high 32 points to go with 10 assists against Miami.

Strengths: Has great quickness and the ability to stop at full speed and pull up for a jump shot. He is an aggressive offensive player who keeps pressure on the opposing defense at all times as he seeks opportunities.

Personal: First Mr. Basketball in the state of Indiana to attend Notre Dame. His father, Frank played basketball at Butler and was an Indiana all-state selection at Northside High School. Second-oldest of four children. Named to the Big East Academic All-Star Team for the 2001-02 school year. Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.