UNC Men's Basketball Bio
11 Quentin Thomas
Thomas Thomas 868200

 

 


NOTING THOMAS
Only scholarship senior on the team • Member of Roy Williams' first recruiting class at Carolina along with Marvin Williams and J.R. Smith • Has played in 92 games and has 172 assists and 106 turnovers • Has missed games in each of the last two seasons due to a stress fracture in his left foot • Has improved in each season as a Tar Heel.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Had 47 assists and 21 turnovers • Had a stress fracture in his left foot that caused him to miss nine games beginning with the Tennessee game • Missed three games in 2005-06 due to a similar injury • Returned to action against Penn on Jan. 3 and had a team-high four assists and no turnovers, then had three assists without a turnover and added a steal against Florida State • Outstanding effort on both ends of the floor with five points, career-high five rebounds, two assists and a steal in 79-69 win over Virginia • Played well with two assists, a block, a steal and no turnovers in a season-high 13 minutes vs. Georgia Tech • Had six assists, but also a season-high five turnovers, at Wake Forest • Six assists were his career best in a road contest • Had two assists and no turnovers in win at Arizona • Handed out a career-high eight assists and had just one turnover in 11 minutes vs. Miami • Set a new career high with his seventh assist with more than 11 minutes to play • Had two points, two assists and a blocked shot in six minutes in the win over NC State • One assist was a spectacular alley-oop pass to Brandan Wright for a dunk • Played well against Eastern Kentucky in NCAA first round • Had two assists against the Colonels • Had two assists in regional final vs. Georgetown.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
Had more assists than turnovers in 14 of his last 16 games • Had 44 assists and 14 turnovers in those 14 games (since a two-turnover in two-minute outing at Florida State on Jan. 22) • Finished the year with 78 assists and 37 turnovers (2.1 to 1 ratio) and had more assists than turnovers in 21 of 28 games played • Made 9 of 12 from the floor and scored 20 points in last three regular-season ACC contests against Maryland, Virginia and Duke • Averaged 12 minutes per game • Scored 26 field goals in 28 games • Missed three early games (Illinois, Kentucky and Saint Louis) due to a stress fracture in the third metatarsal of his left foot.

Game Highlights
Had five assists and no turnovers against Cleveland State and four assists and one turnover against UC Santa Barbara • Had five assists and two turnovers against UNC Asheville. Tallied three points, a career-high six assists and no turnovers vs. Davidson • Committed a career-high seven turnovers at Virginia Tech • Set a career high with six points and had one assist, two steals and zero turnovers in 14 solid minutes in the win over Arizona • Gave UNC an early shot of momentum with a steal and dunk. Played perhaps his finest game to date as a Tar Heel as he scored five points, had four assists and no turnovers in 15 minutes Feb. 7 against Duke • Ignited second-half comeback from 17 points down to help UNC take a five-point lead • Scored four points and assisted on two others in an 8-2 run that pulled UNC within 11 • Then assisted on back-to-back threes by Reyshawn Terry that tied the game at 61 • Took a career-high six shots from the floor • Was a spark in Carolina's comeback win over Georgia Tech, as he scored three points and had three assists and two steals in 12 minutes • Assisted on consecutive baskets by David Noel late in the game that gave UNC a five-point lead • Was co-winner of the defensive player of the game, the first time in his career he had won that award • Another solid performance in the win at Wake Forest • Had three assists and one turnover and played well defensively in 11 minutes • Five assists and no turnovers in 13 outstanding minutes at NC State • One of his finest ACC games as a Tar Heel • Best assist-turnover ratio in an ACC game • Third time he had five or more assists without a turnover • All five assists came in the first half as Carolina built a 46-34 lead • Scored a career-high seven points and added three assists in home win over Maryland. Continued his solid play with seven points, three rebounds, four assists and no turnovers in 16 minutes in the 99-54 win over Virginia • Equaled his career scoring high, which he set in the previous game vs. Maryland • Key performer in UNC's win at No. 1 Duke as he scored six points (on 3 of 3 shooting) and had assists on three consecutive baskets as Carolina built an 11-point lead • Came into the game with UNC leading 61-59 and was on the floor as the Tar Heels built the lead to 70-59 • Hit Byron Sanders for back-to-back baskets on the break, then fed David Noel for a short jumper • Gave Carolina its first lead of the game with 5:52 left in first half on a driving lay-up over Shelden Williams • Played a career-high 24 minutes and matched his career high with six assists in ACC quarterfinal win over Virginia.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
Was the top backup at point guard to Raymond Felton, who won the Cousy Award as the best point guard in the nation • One of seven players (along with Jackie Manuel, Sean May, David Noel, Melvin Scott, Jawad Williams and Marvin Williams) to play in all 37 games • Averaged 6.3 minutes per game • Was a pass-first point guard who had 47 assists with a season-high of four in four different contests • Had four assists against Southern California, Loyola, UNC Wilmington and Oakland (in the NCAA first round) • Had seven assists and five turnovers in the six NCAA Tournament games • Only attempted 22 shots from the floor and made 10 field goals • Scored 28 points and had 28 rebounds • Scored in 12 consecutive games, but did not score in the last nine contests • Scored a season-high five points against Vermont, the only game in which he scored more than one field goal in a game • Started the opening game of the season in his hometown of Oakland against Santa Clara • Started in place of Felton due to a one-game suspension by the NCAA • Felton was serving for playing in an unsanctioned summer league game • Played a season-high 14 minutes in the opener and had three assists and three turnovers •Played 10 or more minutes in eight different games • Connected on his first career three-pointer in the home win over Virginia.

PREP/PERSONAL
Averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists per game for Oakland Senior Technical High School in Oakland, Calif. • Two-time team captain and earned Team MVP honors as a senior • Helped lead Oakland Tech to four league championships • Averaged 15 points and 10 assists as a junior • Oakland Tech reached the Northern California Division I quarterfinals his senior year and the state finals in each of the previous two seasons • Two-time NorCal champions • Teammate of San Francisco guard Armondo Surratt and former California forward Leon Powe • Had a season-high 30 points • Had 44 assists in one three-game span as a senior, including a season-high 17 • Had 29 points, including 4 for 5 from three-point range, in an Oakland area playoff game • Coached by Hodari McGavock • Born Quentin Isaiah Thomas on Feb. 28, 1986 • Son of John and Loretta Thomas.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oakland, CA
High School: Oakland Technical
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