Cleveland Thomas

Cleveland Thomas

Player Profile


Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
Scotlandville Magnet HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195




From the SIDelines

A look back at UNM's win over George Mason


Kirk, Williams Share Team MVP Award at Lobo Banquet

UNM's 7-footer also named team's defensive MVP and shares comeback award with Chad Adams


Stevens: Lobos Men's Basketball 2012-13 Season Review

New Mexico wins two Mountain West titles, 29 games, and gains a new head coach


Stevens: Lobos' Twin Towers Are A Major Test For Harvard Crimson

Harvard's attack and strength is on the perimeter, but New Mexico is a two-edged, inside-out sword


Stevens: Lobos vs. Aztecs is a Rubber Match With NCAA Intensity

The Lobos vs. Aztecs winner advances to the Mountain West title game to play UNLV vs. CSU winner


Men's Basketball vs. Wyoming

The Lobos celebrate the careers of the two winningest players in program history, Chad Adams & Jamal Fenton, vs. Wyoming


Wyoming @ No. 14 New Mexico

New Mexico Hosts Wyoming


San Diego State vs. UNM

The Lobos welcomed the Aztecs of SDSU in front of a sold out crowd for the second to last home game of the 2012-13 season


Men's Basketball vs. Nevada

The No. 20/22 Lobos host the Nevada Wolfpack in a conference showdown in The Pit in Albuquerque on Feb. 2, 2013.


No. 15 New Mexico vs. San Diego State - AP Photos

No. 15 New Mexico vs. San Diego State - AP Photos


Quick strong guard who is very physical on the court • brings a championship pedigree from hig h school to the Lobos • nickname is Pancake, which came from his grandmother, who fed him pancakes as a child

2012-13 • FRESHMAN

True freshman who played in 33 of 35 games with two starts against South Dakota State and Fresno State in The Pit...averaged 1.1 points, 0.8 rebounds and 6.4 minutes, but just 58 minutes his last 12 games (4.8 mpg)...shot 78% (14-18) from thr FT line

Single Game Highlights
Four points, three rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes vs. Davidson in his UNM debut...his layup with 9:17 remaining tied the game for the first time at 61-all...all four points and two rebounds came in 10 second-half minutes • scoreless in 12 minutes against George Mason, but his strong baseline drive and pass over two GMU players to Tony Snell led to Snell's game-winning 3 with 1.8 seconds left • no points in eight minutes at Indiana State, but he pulled two rebounds and tied for team high honors with three assists • three points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 12 minutes against USC • first start as a Lobo came against South Dakota State...had a rebound, assist and a steal in six minutes of action • one point in six minutes at St. Louis • second career start vs. Fresno State in The Pit, and he equaled a career best with four points, plus two rebounds and an assist in a career-high 23 minutes...had his first collegiate dunk • a basket in six minutes at Boise State • two points and an assist in seven minutes at San Diego State • one FG attempt and a rebound in four minutes at Wyoming • a basket and a rebound in six minutes against Nevada • tied a season high against Air Force with four points in the final minute...his scoring came on a career-best 4-4 from the FT line • no action at UNLV, the first time this year he did not play • productive three minutes against San Diego State with a FG and two rebounds • career-high six points on 6-6 FTs in 10 minutes against Wyoming...the FTs were crucial with four coming in the first half...two more came in the second half when he converted a 1-and-1 with UNM leading just 36-33...most playing time in 13 games, since 23 minutes at home against Fresno State • two assists in seven minutes at Air Force • three points and an offensive rebound in five minutes against Wyoming in the MW Tournament quarterfinals...1-2 FGs and 1-2 FTs • one rebound in five minutes vs. San Diego State in the semifinals • two rebounds in six minutes vs. UNLV in the MW championship • two points on a driving layup and two rebounds in six minutes against Harvard in the NCAA Tournament


Lettered for four years in basketball at Scotlandville Magnet in Baton Rouge, starting all four years • helped the Hornets win the 2012 Louisiana state title, at the Hornets went 36-2 • averaged a career-best 20.1 points per game as a senior, earning District 5A MVP honors along with being named 5A All-State and MVP • averaged 17.5 points as a junior as Scotlandville finished as the state runner-up • averaged 19.8 points as a sophomore and 10.2 points as a freshman


His parents are Cleveland, Sr. and Nicole Thomas • has a brother J-Jay who plays basketball at Cal State Northridge • his birthday is December 2, 1993 • is majoring in university college