DeShaun Thomas

Source: Ohio State University Athletics

June 13, 2013

School: Ohio State
Position: Small Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 220 lbs
Class: Junior
Points Per Game: 19.8
Rebounds Per Game: 5.9
Assists Per Game: 1.3
Steals Per Game: 0.5
Blocks Per Game: 0.3
Turnovers Per Game: 1.4

Accolades: 2013 Wooden Award All-American...2013 Big Ten All-Tournament Team...2013 Sporting News Second Team All-American...2013 USBWA All-District V Team...2013 First Team All-Big Ten, coaches/media...2013 Wooden Award finalist...2013 Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist...2012-13 Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 19, Jan. 14)...Hall of Fame Tipoff All-Tournament Team (MVP)...2012-13 Preseason All-American...2012 NCAA All-East Region Team...2012 Second Team All-Big Ten (coaches)...2012 Third Team All-Big Ten (media)...2011-12 Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 19)...2011-12 CBSSports.com Preseason Top 100 Players - No. 73...2010-11 Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 29)

Junior Year (2012-13): Started all 37 games and led the team/Big Ten with 19.8 points per game, while also producing 5.9 rebounds per appearance...Scored at a 22.3 point-per-game clip through four NCAA tournament games...Owns second place on Ohio State’s all-time NCAA tournament scoring list with 205 points, trailing only Jerry Lucas (266)...Finished with 733 points on the season, becoming the seventh Buckeye to score 700+ in a single season ... Michael Redd was last to do so in 1998-99 with 709...With 1,630 total points, owns ninth-place all-time in career scoring at Ohio State...Named to Big Ten All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.3 points and 7.7 boards through the three games...Scored in double-digits in each game this season and 82 career outings...Notched at least 20 points in 17 games this season, including each of the all four NCAA games...To start conference play, reached 20 or more points in five-consecutive Big Ten Conference regular-season games for the fi rst time since Jim Jackson during both his junior (1992) and sophomore (1991) seasons...Reached 600 points on the season vs. Nebraska in the Big Ten tournament semifinal (690) ... Only 14 Buckeyes have scored at least 500 points in multiple seasons...Has two double-doubles this year and five for his career...With seven rebounds against Michigan State (2/24/13), became 25th Buckeye to join the 1000-point, 500-rebound club at Ohio State.

2011-12 HIGHLIGHTS: Started all 39 games and averaged 15.9 points, 5.4 rebounds per game...Led squad in NCAA tourney action with a tournament-wide high 19.2 points per game and 7.6 rebounds over the five games...Reached double-digits in scoring in 46 career games, including 35 this season (the most of any Buckeye) and all eight postseason contests...Scored 20+ points 12 times (nine this season)...Produced double-doubles in three games this season, the last vs. Loyola Maryland (3/15/12) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...Shot 52 percent from the field after producing at just a 48 percent clip as a freshman...Shooting percentage was first among starting players...One of four players to start every game this season

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11): Saw action in all 37 games, averaging 7.5 points and 3.5rebounds per game...Scored in double-digits in 11 games and had three 20-plus point performances

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE: Rated the No. 1 small forward in the country by recruiting publications and considered one of top shooting guard prospects and a consensus Top 20 recruit...Scored 3,018 career points, No. 3 on the Indiana all-time career scoring list behind Marion Pierce (3,019-1961) and Damon Bailey (3,134-1990), and won Indiana State 2A titles in 2008 (23-4) and 2009 (24-3) with Bishop Luers. His 34 points and 15 rebounds in the 2009 championship game stand as the second most points and rebounds in a title game in Indiana Class 2A history...Won state single-season scoring title as both a junior (817/30.3 ppg.) and a senior (764/31.8 ppg.) and as a senior connected on 264-528 field goals (50.0 FG pct.), 59-184 from 3-point range (32.0 pct.) and 177-215 (82.0 pct.) at the foul line He had 14 games with 30 or more points and tallied 72 assists, 65 blocks, 367 rebounds (15.3 rpg.), with career-high marks coming against vs. Fort Wayne Harding Jan. 22, 2010 (24 rebounds) and Muncie Southside, Jan. 2, 2010 (52 points)...Scored 11 points with seven rebounds in 2010 McDonald's All-America Game played at Value City Arena in Columbus March 31, 2010...Named Indiana Mr. Basketball in 2010, joining former Buckeye Greg Oden (2007) as Buckeyes to earn the honor. Thomas was All-State and All-SAC each of his four years at Bishop Luers while being named to the Parade All-American team the last two seasons

PERSONAL: Son of Leroy Thomas and Delores Jackson ... three siblings-Antonio, Missy and Alexandria ... played for James Blackmon at Bishop Luers ... would like to pursue a career in the NBA and own a business after Ohio State career

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