Thomas named B1G Player of the Week

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Men's Basketball
Thomas Earns B1G Player of the Week Honors
By Brandon Castel

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Deshaun Thomas is taking home some hardware after Sunday’s upset of No. 2-ranked Michigan. Or at least some accolades.

Deshaun Thomas
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Deshaun Thomas

Ohio State’s start junior was awarded for his performance on Monday, as he was named Co-Player of the Week in the Big Ten along with Indiana sophomore Cody Zeller.

Thomas, a preseason All-American and one of the top scorers in the country, scored 20 points on Sunday to go with four boards, an assist and a steal during Ohio State’s 56-53 win over the nationally ranked Wolverines.

He also tallied 22 points, seven rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist during Ohio State’s 74-64 win at Purdue. The smooth-shooting left had 14 of his game-high 22 points in the first half of that win in West Lafayette, and he has now scored 20 or more points in four straight games to open Big Ten play.

The 6-7, 225 pound junior out of Fort Wayne, Ind. has reached double-figures in all 16 of Ohio State’s games this season. His lowest output of the year was 14 points in a 27-point blowout of Northern Kentucky.

He has managed 20 or more points in nine of those 16 games, including a career-high 31 points in Ohio State’s 77-66 win over Washington back in November.

Over the last week, Thomas averaged 21 points per game and shot 52 percent from the field, including 50 percent from three-point range. He is the Big Ten’s leading scorer this season at over 20 points per game.

Thomas earns his second Player of the Week award of the season (Nov. 19) and the third of his career.

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