Strong and athletic forward who is one of the most productive big men in the ACC, ranking fourth in the league in rebounding in 2013-14 ... High energy player who thrives in the low post ... Lefty who uses his strength to gain position and score in the paint ... Great rebounder ... Possesses good footwork for a big man ... Stat stuffer who has ranked among the team leaders in assists, blocks and steals each of the past two seasons ... Younger brother of former Maryland All-American and current Connecticut Sun player Alyssa Thomas.
Played in all 33 games with 32 starts on the year ... Averaged 11.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 28.2 minutes per game ... Led the team in rebounding and ranked second in scoring ... Shot a team-best 53.9 percent (138-of-256) from the field ... Also ranked second on the team in blocks, third in assists and minutes played and fifth in steals ... Led the team with 64 offensive rebounds (1.9 per game) ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in rebounding and third in the league in defensive rebounds (5.6 rpg) ... Ranked 10th in the ACC with 5.2 free throw attempts per game ... During conference play, averaged 10.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29.1 minutes per game ... Shot 55 percent (72-of-131) from the field in ACC games ... Ranked 10th in the ACC in league games in defensive rebounds (4.6 rpg) and 16th in rebounding ... Posted six double-doubles on the season, as Wake Forest went 5-1 in those games ... Tied for sixth in the ACC in double-doubles ... Had seven double-digit rebounding performances, including a career-high 19 vs. Richmond (Dec. 7) ... Tied for sixth in the ACC in double-figure rebounding games ... Turned in three 20-point performances, including a season-high 23 points vs. Colgate (Nov. 8) in the season opener ... Saved his best games for Notre Dame, averaging 20 points and eight rebounds while going 15-for-20 from the floor in two games against the Fighting Irish ... Scored 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting in the regular season win over Notre Dame (Jan. 25) ... Had 19 points, 10 rebounds and a career-best five assists to lead Wake Forest to an ACC Tournament win over Notre Dame (Mar. 12 ) ... Scored in double figures in 18 games ... Led the team in scoring eight times, in rebounding 20 times and in assists six times ... Ranked second on the team with 12 dunks ... Converted 8-of-15 three-point play opportunities.
2013-14 Season Highlights
Opened the season with 23 points on 11-of-15 shooting to go with six rebounds, a block and a steal in 34 minutes vs. Colgate (Nov. 8) ... Posted his second-straight 20-point performance with a double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds in just 25 minutes vs. VMI (Nov. 12) ... Pulled down 15 rebounds in the first half alone against the Keydets ... Posted his second-straight double-double with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting and 11 rebounds vs. Presbyterian (Nov. 15) ... Battled early foul trouble to finish with eight points, 16 rebounds and five assists vs. Jacksonville (Nov. 18) ... Scored 11 points and pulled down eight rebounds with an assist vs. The Citadel (Nov. 21) ... Had 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go with eight rebounds and four assists vs. USC (Nov. 29) in the Battle 4 Atlantis ... Came off the bench for the first time in his career and posted a double-double of 11 points and 19 rebounds vs. Richmond (Dec. 7) ... Battled a stomach bug to finish with 18 points, including 15 in the second half, six rebounds and three blocks vs. St. Bonaventure (Dec. 17) ... Posted a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds vs. UNCG (Dec. 21) ... Fell just shy of a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds to go with four assists and two steals vs. No. 19 North Carolina (Jan. 5) ... Had two points and three rebounds before leaving the game with concussion-like symptoms at Virginia (Jan. 8) ... Led the team with 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting to go with nine rebounds at Pittsburgh (Jan. 11) ... Scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go with six rebounds, a block and a steal vs. NC State (Jan. 15) ... Had eight points on 4-of-8 shooting with six rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal at Clemson (Jan. 18) ... Pulled down nine rebounds to go with seven points, two steals, a block and an assist at Virginia Tech (Jan. 22) ... Led the team with 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting, making his first 10 attempts, to go with six rebounds and two blocks vs. Notre Dame (Jan. 25) ... Had 12 points, five rebounds and three assists vs. Syracuse (Jan. 29) ... Finished with seven points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 1) ... Scored a team-high 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting to go with three assists and two rebounds at Duke (Feb. 4) ... Had 11 points, six rebounds and two assists at NC State (Feb. 11) ... Posted a double-double of 11 points and 15 rebounds to go with three blocks and two assists at Maryland (Feb. 18) ... Scored 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, three assists and a block at North Carolina (Feb. 22) ... Led the team with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting to go with five rebounds vs. Clemson (Feb. 25) ... Scored 18 points while going 12-for-16 from the free throw line in a career-high 38 minutes vs. Boston College (Mar. 1) ... Pulled down a team-high eight rebounds in the upset of No. 4 Duke (Mar. 5) ... Posted a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds to go with five assists in the ACC Tournament win over Notre Dame (Mar. 12) ... Had eight points and six rebounds in the ACC Tournament loss to Pittsburgh (Mar. 13).
Started all 31 games and averaged 9.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.3 assists in 27.3 minutes per game ... Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team by both the coaches and the media ... Led the team in rebounding, blocked shots (43) and field goal percentage (49.8 percent) and ranked third in scoring and steals (32) and fourth in assists (41) ... Shot 49.8 percent (106-of-213) from the floor ... Led all ACC freshmen in rebounding and blocks and ranked sixth in the ACC in both categories ... Also ranked eighth in the conference in offensive rebounds (2.5 per game) and ninth in defensive rebounds (5.0) ... Averaged just short of a double-double in conference play with 10.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game to go with 1.5 blocks and a shooting percentage of 51.8 percent (71-of-137) ... Prior to conference play, was averaging just 5.5 rebounds per game ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in rebounding and sixth in blocks in conference games ... Shot 55.1 percent (70-of-127) at the free throw line on the season but improved to go 30-for-40 (75 percent) at the line over the final eight games ... Named the ACC Rookie of the Week on Jan. 28 following performances against NC State and Georgia Tech ... Posted three double-doubles on the year, including a performance against NC State (Jan. 22) that saw him finish with 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting, 14 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and three steals ... One of just four players to post such a line in Division I over the past 15 seasons, joining Jason Thompson (Rider), Michael Sweetney (Georgetown), and Joel Przybilla (Minnesota) ... His nine offensive rebounds vs. NC State is tied for the third-highest single-game total in school history ... Also had double-doubles at North Carolina (Feb. 5) and at NC State (Mar. 6) ... Scored in double figures in 14 games, including five of the final six games of the season ... Led all ACC freshmen with eight double-figure rebounding games on the year ... Led the team in rebounding 16 times, in assists five times and in scoring four times ... Averaged just over two fouls per game and did not foul out of a game all season ... Converted 8-of-12 three-point play opportunities ... Tied for the team lead with 17 dunks on the year.
2012-13 Season Highlights
Made his collegiate debut vs. Radford (Nov. 9) and just missed a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds ... Went 4-for-6 from the field and also added two assists and a steal ... Had a productive night vs. No. 23-ranked UConn (Nov. 16) with seven points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks ... Turned in nine points and seven rebounds the following night vs. Iona (Nov. 17) ... Finished the Paradise Jam with five points, five rebounds (four offensive), three steals and two blocks vs. Mercer (Nov. 19) ... Led the team with 11 points on 3-of-4 shooting to go along with six rebounds at Richmond (Dec. 1) ... Filled the stat sheet with five points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block vs. High Point (Dec. 5) ... Turned in four points, four rebounds, four blocks, two assists and two steals vs. Seton Hall (Dec. 8) ... Had seven points and a team-high seven rebounds with two assists and two blocks vs. Furman (Dec. 18) ... Scored 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting and had a team-best six rebounds with two assists and a block at UNCG (Dec. 22) ... Pulled down 14 rebounds and also had seven points, two steals, a block and an assist vs. Xavier (Jan. 2) ... Made his ACC debut at No. 1-ranked Duke (Jan. 5) and led the team with 12 rebounds ... Had eight rebounds, three blocks and two assists vs. Virginia (Jan. 9) ... Pulled down 11 rebounds and had six points, three assists, two blocks and two steals vs. Boston College (Jan. 12) ... Scored eight points on 5-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds and a steal at Virginia Tech (Jan. 19) ... Led the Deacons to an upset win over No. 18-ranked NC State (Jan. 22) with 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting and 14 rebounds, including nine offensive, for his first career double-double ... Added team-highs of four assists, four blocks and three steals in 37 minutes against the Wolfpack ... Finished with eight points, 13 rebounds, five blocks and a steal at Georgia Tech (Jan. 26) ... Named the ACC Rookie of the Week on Jan. 28 following his performances against NC State and Georgia Tech ... Led the team with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting to go with six rebounds and two assists vs. No. 5-ranked Duke (Jan. 30) ... Scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting at Maryland (Feb. 2) ... Posted a double-double with 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting and a game-high 13 rebounds at North Carolina (Feb. 5) ... Finished with eight rebounds, seven points, four steals, three assists and two steals vs. Florida State (Feb. 9) ... Pulled down a game-high nine rebounds to go with five points, two blocks and a steal at Boston College (Feb. 13) ... Fell just shy of a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 16) ... Scored 10 points, hitting 6-of-10 from the free throw line, to with eight rebounds and three blocks in upset of No. 2-ranked Miami (Feb. 23) ... Finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, three steals and a block and went 9-for-12 at the free throw line vs. Maryland (Mar. 2) ... Posted a double-double of 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting and 11 rebounds to go with two blocks and a steal at NC State (Mar. 6) ... Scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting to go with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block vs. Virginia Tech (Mar. 10) ... Had 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in the ACC Tournament vs. Maryland (Mar. 14).
A 2012 graduate of Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, Pa. ... Two-time first team Class AAAA all-state selection in 2010-11 and 2011-12 ... 2012 McDonald's All-America nominee ... As a senior in 2011-12, averaged a double-double with 23.8 points per game and 13.9 rebounds per game, adding 2.4 assists and 2.6 blocks per contest ... Led Central Dauphin to a 29-3 record and the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals in 2011-12, losing to eventual champion Chester, during the Rams' deepest postseason run in school history ... Scored 20 or more points 19 times as a senior and added eight games of 30 or more points ... Finished as Central Dauphin's career leader in points (1,714) and rebounds (1,100) ... As a junior in 2010-11, averaged 21.4 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in leading Central Dauphin to a 20-7 record ... Turned in two 40 point/20 rebound games during his prep career ... Posted a double-double of 43 points and 23 rebounds in a game against Bishop McDevitt in 2010-11 ... Had a 43-point, 22-rebound performance on Jan. 15, 2012, in a 78-57 win over Scranton High School ... Two-time all-conference and all-district honoree ... Four-year letterwinner for coach Jay Crosier at Central Dauphin ... Received national media coverage and was featured as No. 1 on ESPN's Daily Top Plays for shattering a backboard in the Midd-Penn boys championship game against Greencastle-Antrim in February 2012 ... Rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout ... ESPN ranked him as the No. 36 power forward in the class of 2012 ... ESPN also ranked him as the No. 33 overall player in the East Region and the No. 6 prospect out of the state of Pennsylvania ... Part of a 2012 recruiting class that was ranked 21st in the country by ESPN and 23rd by Scout ... Played AAU ball for Mid Penn Motion where he was coached by his father, Bob Thomas.
Given name is Devin Robert Thomas ... Born May 17, 1994 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... Son of Tina and Bob Thomas ... Parents both played basketball at Millersville (Pa.) ... Mother, Tina Klotzbeecher-Thomas, ranks fourth all-time at the school in rebounding and 17th in scoring ... Tina was one of 45 players selected to Millersville's All-75th Season Team ... Sister, Alyssa, played college basketball at Maryland (2011-14) and was an All-American and the three-time ACC Player of the Year ... Alyssa was also named the 2010-11 ACC Freshman of the Year ... Alyssa is currently a member of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun ... Has a younger sister, Alexia ... Possesses a 6-11 wingspan ... Entered high school as a 6-4 freshman and grew five inches by his senior year ... Committed verbally to the Deacons in October 2011 ... Chose Wake Forest over offers from Penn State, Temple, Marquette and Virginia Tech ... Wore No. 2 at Central Dauphin ... Majoring in communication.