Ohio State's Thomas to enter NBA draft

Ohio State's Thomas to enter NBA draft

Deshaun Thomas will  forgo his senior season of eligibility at Ohio State to enter the NBA Draft. He finishes his career No. 9 in all-time scoring at Ohio State with 1,630 points, and he led the Big Ten in scoring this seasonr with 19.8 points per game. His total of 733 points last season is third most in Ohio State history.

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“My three years at Ohio State have been the best years of my life,” Thomas said in a statement on OhioStateBuckeyes.com.  “I have grown tremendously as an individual and as a basketball player.  I intend to return to finish my degree, but I believe that now is the best opportunity to pursue my dream and begin my career as a professional basketball player.  I will always be a Buckeye and am blessed to be a part of the Ohio State University family.” 

Read more on this announcment at OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

Here are Thomas’ career stats.

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2010-11 OhioSt 37 0 14.0 7.5 3.5 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.8 1.1 .479 .328 .797
2011-12 OhioSt 39 39 31.4 15.9 5.4 0.9 0.4 0.2 1.2 1.7 .520 .345 .748
2012-13 OhioSt 37 37 35.4 19.8 5.9 1.3 0.5 0.3 1.4 1.5 .445 .344 .834
Career 113 76 27.0 14.4 5.0 0.9 0.4 0.2 1.1 1.4 .479 .342 .799

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