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Prospect Profile:
Chris Thomas

Full Name: Christopher Ryan Thomas
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 180
Birthdate: October 3, 1982 (Indianapolis, Ind.)
High School: Pike HS (Indianapolis, Ind.)
College: Notre Dame
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Notre Dame
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 33 33 160 413 .387 120 135 .889 76 206 .369 114 252 72 6 516 15.6
2002-03 34 34 211 523 .403 135 155 .871 80 208 .385 135 236 62 8 637 18.7
2003-04 32 32 211 548 .385 114 138 .826 94 268 .351 135 150 50 3 630 19.7
2004-05 29 29 131 379 .346 98 110 .891 52 151 .344 144 195 60 5 412 14.2
Totals 128 128 713 1863 .383 467 538 .868 302 833 .363 528 833 244 22 2195 17.1

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

Career Highlights: Finished career as Notre Dameís career assist leader (833 assists) and third all-time leading scorer (2,195 points). One of only three players in NCAA history to amass 2,000 points and 800 assists, joining Sherman Douglas (Syracuse) and Gary Payton (Oregon State). Started all 128 of his career, the most in Irish history. Also leads the Irish in steals (244), three-point field goals (302) and free throw percentage (.868).

Senior (2004-05): Named Third Team All-Big East. Led the Irish in scoring (14.2 ppg) and assists (6.7 apg). Was the teamís second leading rebounder (5.0 rpg). Finished second in the Big East in steals (2.1 spg) and fifth in assist/turnover ratio (2.24). Had 10 games with at least three steals. Scored a season-high 25 points against Villanova. Tallied 19 points and nine assists against Boston College.

Junior (2003-04): Associated Press Honorable Mention selection and Big East Second Team choice for the second straight year. Led the Irish in scoring (19.7 ppg) and assists (4.7 apg). Averaged 22.7 points in three NIT games. Tallied 31 points, five assists and four rebounds in a win over eventual National Champion Connecticut.

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.

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 teamís second-leading scorer (15.6 ppg). Established a school single-season record for assists (252) and steals (72). Earned Third-Team All-Big East honors.

Strengths: Has decent 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 as he seeks scoring opportunities.

Personal: His father, Frank played basketball at Butler. Has a better than 3.1 cumulative grade point average and will graduate with a degree in Economics.