Green Wave's 16-man roster officially opens practice on Friday
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Played in 30 games and started 15... Scored four points in the victory over San Diego...Added four points at Wofford...Pulled down four rebounds against MacMurray...Got the nod at Syracuse for his third career start and first of the season... Pulled down a career-high five rebounds against Houston, at SMU and against UAB in the C-USA Tournament...Added five points in the UAB game...Scored a season-high seven points against Tulsa.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11): Played in 28 of the 30 games and had two starts...Poured in a career-high 10 points in the victory over Houston on March 2...Scored seven points with four blocked shots against UCF on Feb. 16...Blocked a career-high five shots at Southern Miss...Recorded at least two blocked shots in eight games...Scored six points with a pair of blocks against Marshall...Collected two rebounds and a blocked shot in his collegiate debut at UMES...Scored his first collegiate point with a free throw against Centenary...Scored four points in the victory over Maryville...Added four points and three rebounds in the loss at VCU...Scored six points and blocked three shots against UTEP...Had four points and two blocks at UTEP...Got the start against Auburn-Montgomery and scored a career-high six points with three rebounds in 21 minutes...Also started at Southern.
HIGH SCHOOL: A well rounded athlete at University High School in Waco...Earned three letters in basketball, two letters in cross country and one letter in track...Also earned four letters as the drum major for the marching band...Helped lead the Trojans to a district title as a senior with a 24-10 record...Earned second-team all-city honors and was named the district's defensive MVP after setting a school record for most blocks in a season (8.0 average)...Earned all-academic honors in the region and state...Finished second in the 400m dash at the 16-4A district championships.
PERSONAL: Legal studies major...Born Kevin Jarrell Thomas on Sept. 27, 1991...Son of kim Henderson and Kevin Thomas...Has a brother; Brandon (16) and a step-brother; Greg (21), and two sisters; Kortlyn (12) and Kamari (4)...Is a business law major at Tulane after finishing third in his high school class ranking with a 4.1 GPA.