Ohio State Basketball: A Look at the Buckeyes’ Deshaun Thomas

The Ohio State Buckeyes‘ loss of Jared Sullinger to the NBA draft is obviously a huge hit to the team, but the program still has plenty of talent, especially with Deshaun Thomas.

Thomas averaged 15.9 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game last season. Pretty impressive if you ask me.

He may get a lot of scrutiny for his work ethic, but this dude is good. Thomas stands at 6’7” and he can drain shots from behind the arc, penetrate the ball and he is nearly unstoppable once he puts the ball on the floor. Not to mention, he is a beast on the boards.

Just take a look at what Thomas did in the NCAA tournament last year and you will see how good he really is. In his first game in the dance, Thomas dropped 31 points. Then he followed that up with 24 points in his next game and 18 after that. His average of 11.5 points per game in his final two contests of the tournament weren’t the greatest in the world, but it was against No. 1 seeded Syracuse and No. 2 seeded Kansas.

Even with the lack of scoring in those two games, Thomas averaged 19.2 points per game in the NCAA tournament, which is pretty good by anybody’s standards.

Deshaun Thomas may not be Sullinger, but he is still a great player that is capable of taking Ohio State far this season.

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