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 career-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 without a start, averaging 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 10.8 minutes ... played in all 18 BIG EAST games ... scored a career-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 career-high eight rebounds against Providence (3/13) in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship.
2011-12 Season: Redshirted.
Prior to Cincinnati: Played two seasons at NIA Prep in Newark, N.J., 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: Shaquille Jamar Thomas ... born March 25, 1992 in Paterson, N.J. ... 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.