2013-14 • SOPHOMORE
Stats & Trends
Started the season as the starting 3-man, but eventually moved to the bench after game 11 • averaged 3.9 points per game, and became a legitimate three-point threat with 21, good for fourth on the team • opened the season 0-3 from the line, but ended up shooting .872 after hitting 34 of his final 36 shots.
Single Game Highlights
Started the season opener, scoring two points and grabbing two boards against Alabama A&M • set a career-high with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting against Charleston Southern, including his first two collegiate three-pointers • had another 10-point night with two three-pointers, part of a career-high 27-minute effort against UAB ... his first career blocked shot prevented UAB from taking the lead on a dunk attempt in the second overtime • had a solid game with five points and two rebounds against Davidson • scored five points against San Diego, including two clutch free throws in the final minute • scored seven points against New Mexico State, including going 5-for-6 from the line in the second half • hit a pair of free throws at Kansas • Suffered a broken nose at practice on Dec. 16 when he ran into Arthur Edwards’ elbow • scored two points in 21 minutes of action against New Mexico State • came off the bench for the first time this season and scored four points in 16 minutes against Marquette • scored five points off the bench against Grand Canyon • had two points and two rebounds with an assist in 12 minutes against Colorado State • had a career-high 12 points, including seven in OT at Wyoming, and for the second time this season, he hit the shot in OT that broke the final tie, giving UNM the lead for good • ran his free throw streak to 14 in a row with two made as he scored two points against SJSU • hit for double-figures with a pair of key second half threes and four late free throws at Fresno State • scored six points including a three-pointer against Boise State • Scored four points including two free throws in 12 minutes • hit a big three in a UNM first half barrage from beyond the arc against Utah State • had a solid game against San Jose State with eight points on a pair of threes in just 15 minutes • had a solid game with eight points on a pair of threes in 21 minutes against Nevada • had a basket and tied a career-high with three assists in a win over Utah State • had a big game with seven points off the bench including a late dagger three at Nevada, playing 21 minutes • hit for double-figures with 10 points in 18 minutes against Air Force, going 5-for-5 from the line • had a strong aggressive game with six points, including a big three at the halftime buzzer, against Fresno State • played four minutes against Stanford in the NCAA Tournament, finishing with a rebound • after starting the season 0-for-3 from the line, finished going 34 for 36
2013 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Averaged 9.3 points per game on 11-of-18 shooting (.611) over the three games • went 3-for-4 from three-point range, twice hitting quarter buzzer-beaters against Kilsyth • scored 11 points against Kilsyth and then added 15 on 6-of-9 shooting against the Gold Coast All-Stars.
Quick strong guard who is very physical on the court • brings a championship pedigree from high 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 the 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 Studies.