- 2020-21 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Freshman: Used his first season as a redshirt year to recover from a knee injury he suffered in the midst of his senior year of high school … Began practicing with the team in January.
Ranked in the top 75 by Rivals (No. 68) … Rated as the No. 92 prospect by the Recruiting Services Consensus Index … Became the first in-state signee for Kentucky since 2013 … Eighteenth Kentucky player in program history to earn Kentucky Mr. Basketball honors … Also named All-State First Team … Capped his high school career with 3,255 career points, which ranks 11th all-time in state history … Also snared 1,228 career rebounds, the 22nd-best mark in the state’s record books … Averaged 42.9 points and 14.2 boards during his senior season … Limited to 13 games after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee on Dec. 22, 2018 … Dropped 50 or more points in six of his first 12 games as a senior … During his junior campaign, averaged 31.8 points and 11.4 rebounds per game while shooting 59.1% from the floor and 39.6% from 3-point range … Tabbed a Pangos All-American.
Born Nov. 5 in Florence, Kentucky … Parents are April and Tony Thomas … Has three siblings, Tredyn, Saniah and Jalen … Cousin of NFL quarterback Russell Wilson … Major is communication … Favorite activity away from the court is watching basketball or playing NBA2K … Chose No. 11 because it’s his favorite number (No. 1), twice … Biggest basketball honor is being named Mr. Kentucky Basketball … His most prized possession is his shoe collection.