Men's Basketball

Jake Thomas
23

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Racine, Wis.

High School:
St. Catherine's HS

Last College:
South Dakota

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
G

Experience:
2L

Jake Thomas

2013-14 Season Notes: Recipient of the Most Improved Player Award ... Played a career-high 48 minutes in a double-overtime loss vs. St. John's (March 8) and finished with a game-high four 3-pointers on 10 attempts and added five rebounds ... Set a career-high in total points in the win vs. Georgetown (Feb. 22), finishing with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field including 6-of-9 from behind the 3-point arc ... Played 39 minutes played in the overtime win at DePaul (Feb. 22), finishing with five rebounds, three assists and nine points on 3-of-6 shooting from behind the arc ... Registered a career- and team-high 18 points vs. Xavier (Feb. 15) while going 6-of-10 from 3-point range, setting a personal single-game career high for made 3-point field goals ... Tallied a game- and career-high six rebounds in comeback win over Butler (Feb. 4) ... Went 3-of-5 from beyond the arc and led MU's bench in scoring with 11 points at St. John's (Feb. 1) ... Tallied 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the perimeter in overtime win at Georgetown (Jan. 20) ... In overtime loss at Butler (Jan. 18), finished with nine points, including a perfect 6-of-6 mark from the free throw line ... Made a career-high six field goals (including five 3FGs) while scoring 17 points at Xavier (Jan. 9) ... Played 36 minutes vs. DePaul (Jan. 4), recording six points, four rebounds and a pair of steals ... Led MU in scoring for the second time this season with a team-high 17 points (including 4-of-7 shooting from distance) vs. New Mexico (Dec. 21) in the MGM Grand Showcase ... Grabbed four rebounds and matched a career-high with two steals vs. IUPUI (Dec. 14); also scored six points by connecting on both of his 3FG attempts and added a pair of assists in just 15 minutes of play ... Scored 13 points on 3-of-5 shooting from 3-point range and was 4-of-6 from the foul line in win vs. George Washington (Nov. 29) ... Knocked down a team single-game best five 3-pointers (all in the second half), en route to 16 points at Arizona State (Nov. 25) while adding a career-high five assists and a pair of steals ... Connected on a pair of 3-point attempts in scoring six points vs. New Hampshire (Nov. 21) ... Posted four rebounds vs. Ohio State (Nov. 16) ... Finished with 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 3-of-5 from distance, vs. Grambling State (Nov. 12) ... Made his first start in an MU uniform in season opener vs. Southern (Nov. 8).

2012-13 Season Notes: Named to the 2012-13 BIG EAST All-Academic Team ...Earns the Standard of Academic Excellence Award and the One Shinning Moment Award at the team's postseason banquet ...Made his Marquette debut in 19 minutes of action vs. Colgate (Nov. 11) in season opener, contributing four rebounds, four assists, three points and a steal ... Picked up a season-high five rebounds vs. Butler (Nov. 19) ... Pitched in nine points on 3-of-3 shooting from 3-point range vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 20) ... Had a team-high two steals vs. USC (Nov. 21) ... Scored a season-high 12 points vs. UMBC (Nov. 26) ... Dished out three assists and collected a steal vs. LSU (Dec. 12) ...

2011-12 Season Notes:Transferred from South Dakota ... Sat out the 2011-12 season at Marquette due to NCAA Division I transfer rules.

2010-11 Season Notes (South Dakota): Shares South Dakota's single-game record for three pointers after making 10 against Chicago State (2/26/11) ... Also is eighth all-time in three-pointers made in South Dakota history (178) ... All-Great West Conference honorable mention selection ... Two-time GWC Player of the Week ... Set a single-game school record with 10 three-pointers in win over Chicago State (2/26/11) ... Appeared in 31 of USD's 33 games , starting 21 ... Averaged 13.6 points per game, third on the team ... Scored a career- high of 40 against Chicago State (2/26/11) ... Scored in double figures in 19 games while scoring over 20 points in eight of those games.

2009-10 (South Dakota): Named to the Great West Conference's All-Newcomer team and All-GWC honorable mention after posting one of the best freshman seasons in USD history ... Played in all 32 games as a guard and missed one start due to a wrist injury ... Averaged 13.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals in a team-high 32.6 minutes per game ... Posted 22 double-figure scoring games, including topping the 20-point mark in five games, while leading USD in scoring in eight contests.

High School: Key part of Racine St. Catherine's run to the WIAA Division 3 state championship in 2008-09 ... Averaged 15.1 points as a senior along with 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 steals per game ... Named to the AP All-State third team ... Named to the AP's All-State tournament team ... Scored career-high 34 points in the WIAA Division 3 state semifinals ... In 2007-08, he averaged 13 points, four rebounds and three assists per game ... Shot 42 percent from three-point range and 83 percent from the free-throw line .. As a sophomore, he averaged 10.3 points per game and hit 51 percent of his three-point attempts.

Personal: Born June 22, 1991 in Racine, Wis. ... Son of Greg and Jill Thomas ... Has one brother, Bryan ... will earn bachelor's degree in corporate communications in August 2013 ... plans to pursue masters in leadership studies in the fall.

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