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Transfer from Texas A&M University who played for the Tigers as a true sophomore in 2016-17 ... as a mid-year transfer, sat out nine games in the 2016 fall semester, per NCAA rules ... provided a lift for the Tiger frontcourt following the departure of Landry Nnoko to graduation ... versatile player is capable of scoring in the paint with both hands ... gives the Tiger program significant size at 6-9 and 230 pounds ... has appeared in 32 career games, with nine starts ... has 209 points and 121 rebounds to his credit ... signed a financial aid agreement with Clemson after official visit in December 2015 ... first player from the state of Texas to sign with Clemson ... majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management.

Appeared in 24 games, with nine starts ... averaged 16.9 minutes per game ... fifth on the team with a scoring average of 7.5 points per game ... added 4.2 rebounds per contest ... shot 57.8 percent from the floor, the top figure by a first-year player at Clemson since Trevor Booker in 2006-07 ... blocked 28 shots, ranking second on the team behind Jaron Blossomgame ... led Clemson in rebounding in four contests ... scored double figures in seven games.

BEST GAMES, 2016-17
Top game was at Duke, where he produced 15 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes of play ... made 5-7 field goals and free throws in that contest with the Blue Devils ... first career double-double came against Georgia Tech, he had 12 points and 10 rebounds in the Feb. 1 meeting ... also had a double-double at Miami, with 12 points and 11 rebounds ... posted 12 points and seven rebounds in big road win over top-25 South Carolina team, it was his second career game as a Tiger ... posted 12 points on 5-6 field goals, with five blocked shots, in win over UNC Wilmington ... scored 12 points at Virginia Tech, with nine rebounds in 21 minutes ... notched 10 points in ACC Tournament win over NC State and eight in the following game against Duke ... posted eight points and two steals in win at Wake Forest ... notched nine points and four blocks at Notre Dame ... tallied nine points, with four rebounds, two blocks and two steals, against a ranked Virginia team at home ... posted eight points on 4-5 shooting versus Wake Forest at home.

2015-16 (at Texas A&M)

Appeared in eight games for a total of 79 minutes ... averaged 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game off the bench ... made 12-19 field goals for a strong 63.2 percent clip ... posted season-high 11 points against USC Upstate in his first collegiate game ... notched six points and six rebounds against Southeastern Louisiana ... posted seven points and two blocks in season-high 19 minutes against UNC Asheville.

Before Clemson

Consensus top-50 prospect in the class of 2015 ... rated No. 29 overall and No. 2 in the state of Texas by Rivals.com ... rated No. 31 overall and No. 2 in Texas by ESPN ... rated No. 50 overall and No. 4 in Texas by Scout.com ... No. 6 center prospect in the class according to 247 Sports ... led Lancaster High School to AAAAA state championship, a first in school history ... all-state performer averaged 26 points and 14 rebounds per game as a senior ... scored career-high 49 points in 2015 against Seguin High ... averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds per game as a junior in 2013-14 ... had scholarship offers from a number of high-level Division I programs and took official visits initially to Texas A&M, LSU, Oklahoma State, Illinois and SMU ... born in Dallas, Texas.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide


Thomas Career Statistics
2015-16* 8-0


12-19 .632 0-0 .000 6-18 .333 5/20/2.5 6-9 8-0 23-2 30/3.8
2016-17 24-9


78-135 .578 0-1 .000 23-48 .479 31/101/4.2 7-20 28-17 85-7 179/7.5
484/15.1 90-154 .584 0-1 .000 29-66 .439 36/121/3.8 13-29 36-17 108-9 209/6.5
 Note: 2015-16 statistics are from Texas A&M.


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