Men's Basketball

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Deshaun Thomas

Hometown:
Ft. Wayne, Ind

High School:
Bishop Luers

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 215

Position:
Forward

Deshaun Thomas

12/31/2013

No. 3 Ohio State Holds Off Purdue, 78-69

LaQuinton Ross scores 25 points and pulls down 12 rebounds in victory.

11/09/2013

No. 11 OSU Runs Past Morgan State, 89-50

Shannon Scott scored a career-high 16 points and LaQuinton Ross, also starting for the first time as a junior, had 14 points and a personal-best 11 rebounds to lead No. 11 Ohio State past Morgan State 89-50 on Saturday.

10/11/2013

2013-14 Ohio State Media Day

Buckeyes spent afternoon fielding questions about 2013-14 squad

04/05/2013

Thomas Elects to Forgo Senior Season, Enter NBA Draft

Junior forward leaves Ohio State as Top 10 all-time scorer

04/02/2013

Athletics Good Stuff

March 26 - April 1, 2013

03/30/2013

Sweet Sixteen: Ohio State vs. Witchita State

Sweet Sixteen: Ohio State vs. Witchita State

03/28/2013

Ohio State vs. Arizona

Ohio State vs. Arizona

03/24/2013

Ohio State vs. Iowa State (AP)

Ohio State takes on Iowa State for chance at Sweet 16 spot.

03/22/2013

Ohio State vs. Iona - AP Photos

Ohio State vs. Iona - AP Photos

03/17/2013

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin - Big Ten Champions

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin - Big Ten Champions

Photo Gallery

CAREER HONORS

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Notable Games in 2011-12

  • Commanded the Buckeyes' first four rounds of postseason play with 19 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in the regional semfinal and final, earning a spot on the All-East Region Team ... Led all tournament players with 21.8 points per game heading into Final Four
  • Finished Cincinnati game (3/22/12) with 24 points, including 20 of Ohio State's first-half 37 (on 8-12 shooting, 3-5 from behind the arc) ... Added 14 points and nine rebounds, one off a fourth career double-double, vs. Syracuse (3/24/12)
  • Dominated first two games of the NCAA Tournament in Pittsburgh, Pa., with 24.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game ... Also tallied career-high two blocks in each game
  • Posted 31 points and 12 rebounds for third career double-double against Loyola Maryland (3/15/12) ... Followed performance up with game-high tying 18-point outing vs. Gonzaga (3/17/12)
  • Produced 18.3 points per game during the Big Ten Tournament, bolstered by 22-point performances vs. both Purdue (3/9/12) and Michigan (3/10/12) ... Also averaged 6.3 rebounds, up from 5.0 on the season
  • Tallied nine of 12 points at Michigan State (3/4/12) in the second half, while adding two assists and a steal
  • Had 12 first-half points at Northwestern (2/29/12) and ended night with 19 and 10 boards for second double-double
  • Scored 11 of team's first 13 points on 5-5 shooting vs. Wisconsin (2/26/12), ending night with game-high 23 points
  • Earned first career double-double at Michigan (2/18/12) with 25 points and career-high 13 boards
  • Scored 16 points - eight in each half - at Wisconsin (2/4/12) and tallied six rebounds
  • Grabbed career-high six defensive boards at Nebraska (1/21/12) to go with 14 points
  • Led team in scoring at Illinois (1/10/12), netting 23 and adding season-high tying six rebounds
  • Had career-high tying three assists in win at Iowa (1/7/12), while adding 10 points
  • Shot 78 percent (7-9) vs. Nebraska (1/3/12), marking his third 75+ outing ... Ended with 15 points, four rebounds
  • Exploded for career-high 30 points at South Carolina (12/17/11), shooting 13-16 from the field with 11 made 2-pointers, while adding career-high tying three assists
  • Finished one off then-career high vs. USC Upstate, tallying 23 points and adding a personal-best three assists
  • Scored in double-digits for eighth-consecutive game at Kansas (12/10/11), ending night with 19, including 15 in first half alone
  • Hit seven-consecutive FGs vs. Duke (11/29/11) and tallied the last nine points of the first half, ending night with 18
  • Tallied season-high 16 points, while adding six boards against North Florida (11/21/11)
  • Had 15 points vs. Florida (11/15/11), including six from free-throw line ... was 6-6 from charity stripe.
  • One of seven returning letterwinners from 2010-11 team
  • 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
  • <>p> Notable Games in 2010-11
  • Scored 13 points with eight boards and a career-high three assists against UTSA (3/18/11)
  • Tallied game-high 22 points vs. Indiana (2/27/11), including 14-consecutive points in a 3:36 span of the first half
  • Had five points, six rebounds and a steal in win at Minnesota (2/6/11)
  • Tallied 13 points and six boards in win over Purdue (1/25/11)
  • Scored eight points at Illinois (1/22/11), including six on a pair of late-game 3-pointers
  • Posted nine points, a Big Ten career high, against Iowa (1/19/11)
  • Contributed eight points in 13 minutes in win at Indiana (12/31/10)
  • Narrowly missed first career double-double with 20 points and nine boards in win over Tennessee-Martin (12/27/10)
  • Led the Buckeyes with 17 points vs. Oakland (12/23/10), adding six rebounds
  • Scored 13 points and tied his career-high with eight boards vs. UNC Asheville (12/21/10)
  • Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (11/29/10) after averaging 15.5 points and 6 rpg against Morehead State and Miami (Ohio)
  • Posted 15 points vs. Miami (11/26/10), adding five defensive boards and two assists
  • Accounted for all 16 of Buckeye bench points vs. Morehead State (11/23/10), while adding seven rebounds
  • Led all scorers with 17 points vs. UNCW (11/20/10), hitting 6-of-13 FGs and picking up seven assists
  • Was the first freshman to score for Ohio State in 2010-11, and paced all Buckeyes with 24 points in opener vs. the Aggies. He also had eight rebounds
  • One of six freshmen to see first minutes in a Buckeye uniform vs. North Carolina A&T (11/12/10); all six tallied at least two points
  • 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
  • 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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