2015-16 Season (R-Senior): Started 25 of 28 games played, averaging 6.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 20.5 minutes … tied for 11th in school history with 129 career games played … fourth player of Mick Cronin coaching era to help lead his team to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances … named to The American’s Weekly Honor Roll after producing a season-high 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field to go with six rebounds against Memphis (1/21) and posting 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field with a pair of three-pointers against Tulane (1/4) … scored a team-high 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds and four assists against Morgan State (12/6) … swiped a career-high five steals against Robert Morris (11/15) … scored in double figures in eight games.
2014-15 Season (R-Junior): Started 22 of 34 games, averaging 6.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 22.5 minutes … shot a career-best 45.7 percent (86 of 188) from the field … scored in double figures in 10 games … averaged a team-best 9.5 points to go with 5.2 rebounds during December … shot 58.0 percent (29 of 50) from the field and 73.7 percent (14 of 19) from the foul line while averaging 8.4 points during February … scored in double figures in five of the last eight games of the season … posted a career-high 18 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field and 7-of-8 shooting from the free throw line at Houston (2/21) … had 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field against UCF (2/25) … posted 10 points and seven rebounds against UConn (3/13) in the quarterfinals of the American Championship … had eight points, including a three-pointer with 1:40 left to help seal the 62-54 win at No. 23 SMU (2/5) ... scored 15 points at NC State (12/30) … named to The American Weekly Honor Roll after posting 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field to go with six rebounds and two steals against Stony Brook (12/2).
2013-14 Season (R-Sophomore): Started all 34 games, averaging 6.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 22.9 minutes ... ranked second on the team in field-goal shooting (45.4 percent), making 89 of 196 attempts ... shot a team-best 57.9 percent (11 of 19) in UC’s three postseason games ... scored in double figures in 11 games ... poured in a season-high 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting to go with four rebounds and two assists at Temple (1/26) ... tallied 14 points, making 6 of 7 free throws against Chicago State (12/23) ... scored 13 points with a pair of three-pointers against Xavier (12/14) ... had 10 points with four rebounds and three steals at Memphis (1/4) ... handed out a career-best five assists against UMass Lowell (11/26) and UCF (1/23) ... contributed 10 points and season-best seven rebounds against Appalachian State (11/16).
2012-13 Season (R-Freshman): Played in 33 games as a reserve, averaging 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 10.8 minutes ... played in all 18 BIG EAST Conference games ... scored a season-high 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with four rebounds in 23 minutes against Creighton (3/22) in the NCAA Tournament second round ... posted 11 points to go with seven rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes against Maryland Eastern Shore (12/8) ... pulled down a season-high eight rebounds against Providence (3/13) in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship. 2011-12 Season (Freshman): Redshirted.
Prior to Cincinnati: Played two seasons at NIA Prep in Newark, New Jersey, averaging 28 points and eight assists in 2010-2011 ... tabbed a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... listed as the 81st-best player overall nationally by Rivals.com ... tabbed the 20th-best small forward in the country by Scout.com.
Personal: Born March 25, 1992 in Paterson, New Jersey ... son of Amanda Thomas and Joseph Carson ... has a brother, Isiah, and sister, Essence Carson, a forward/guard for the WNBA’s New York Liberty ... nephew of long-time NBA veteran Tim Thomas ... right-handed.