Men's Basketball

Deshaun Thomas

Ft. Wayne, Ind

High School:
Bishop Luers

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 215


Deshaun Thomas


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

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


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.


2013-14 Ohio State Media Day

Buckeyes spent afternoon fielding questions about 2013-14 squad


Thomas Elects to Forgo Senior Season, Enter NBA Draft

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


Athletics Good Stuff

March 26 - April 1, 2013


Sweet Sixteen: Ohio State vs. Witchita State

Sweet Sixteen: Ohio State vs. Witchita State


Ohio State vs. Arizona

Ohio State vs. Arizona


Ohio State vs. Iowa State (AP)

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


Ohio State vs. Iona - AP Photos

Ohio State vs. Iona - AP Photos


Ohio State vs. Wisconsin - Big Ten Champions

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin - Big Ten Champions

Photo Gallery


  • 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 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

  • 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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