One of the most productive big men in the ACC ... Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team after averaging nearly a double-double in conference play ... 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 was among the team leaders in assists, blocks and steals ... Younger brother of Maryland's Alyssa Thomas, who is the two-time reigning ACC Women's Basketball Player of the Year.
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, is a senior on the Maryland women's basketball team and is the two-time reigning ACC Player of the Year ... Alyssa was also named the 2010-11 ACC Freshman of the Year ... 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 ... Considering a major in business.