Deshaun Thomas Draft Profile

Deshaun Thomas NBA Draft Profile

Deshaun Thomas, Junior, Small Forward, Ohio State



On an Ohio State team with so much talent, it is not surprising that Deshaun Thomas found himself coming in off the bench during his freshman campaign in 2010-2011. However, he did work his way into Coach Thad Matta’s seven man rotation. Thomas ended up playing a pivotal role as one of two bench players. He only averaged 14.0 minutes per game, but he played some important minutes and learned how to play under pressure and at a very high level.

Thomas ended up averaging 7.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in that limited playing time. If he can keep up that pace and double his minutes, which he will likely do very soon, Thomas will be a big-time scorer in the Big Ten.

Final Projection:

At 6-6 and 230 pounds, Thomas does most of his scoring damage by attacking the basket. At this point in his career his outside shooting is inconsistent at best. He does have a decent looking jumper and in time his 32.8 three-point shooting percentage he achieved in 2010-2011 should be much improved. When that happens, Thomas will turn into one of the more dynamic scoring threats in the Big Ten and his draft stock will go through the roof.

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