2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)
Enjoyed a much-improved sophomore campaign ... averaged 8.6 points and 6.1 rebounds ... led all UTEP big men (and ranked third on the team) with 52 assists ... shot 55.1 percent from the floor ... made 29 starts ... ranked sixth in C-USA in field goal percentage and 15th in rebounding ... shot 57.7 percent from the field in Conference USA play (fourth in the league) while averaging 10.7 points and 7.1 rebounds ... led the Miners in rebounding a team-leading 13 times, with eight double-figure rebounding games ... snared 11 rebounds in only 14 minutes while starting against Louisiana College ... led the Miners in rebounding for the second straight game versus Wake Forest with five ... added a career-high five assists and eight points (4-for-4 FGs) against the Demon Deacons ... battled foul trouble versus Western Michigan and tallied five rebounds in 12 minutes ... played 24 minutes against Mississippi State with seven points and five boards ... pulled down 10 rebounds against Northwestern State ... scored 13 points (4-for-5 FGs, 5-for-5 FTs) with five rebounds and two blocks versus Maryland Eastern Shore ... picked up two steals along with five points and four rebounds against UC Irvine ... had a productive all-around game at NM State with eight points, seven rebounds and four assists ... played 30 minutes at UTSA, logging seven points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks ... scored 12 points at LA Tech where he shot 6-for-8 from the field ... recorded seven rebounds at Southern Miss ... posted the first double-double of his career against FIU with 19 points (7-for-8 FGs), 11 rebounds, three steals and 47 minutes ... added 14 points (6-for-10 FGs) and eight rebounds versus Florida Atlantic ... scored in double figures for the third straight game against UTSA with his second double-double (12 points, 13 rebounds) ... contributed 11 points at Marshall ... scored 10 points, including a key putback with 56 seconds remaining, against Middle Tennessee ... collected 13 rebounds versus LA Tech, along with 11 points for his third career double-double ... led the Miners in scoring for the first time in his career at North Texas, establishing career-highs with 23 points and 14 rebounds ... also led UTEP with four assists against the Mean Green ... posted his second straight double-double at Rice, scoring 15 of his 17 points in the second half while adding 11 rebounds and two steals ... tallied solid numbers across the board at FIU with 15 points (7-for-10 FGs), six rebounds, five assists (tied career high), three steals (tied career high) and a block ... made 4-of-5 shots (10 points) and dished out four assists versus Old Dominion ... picked up double-double #6 against Charlotte with 15 points and 11 rebounds ... made 9-of-13 shots in two C-USA Championship games, and led the Miners with 18 points in the season finale versus Middle Tennessee.

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)
Collected 2.1 ppg and 2.6 rpg with a .487 field goal percentage ... played in 22 games with four starts ... came off the bench in his UTEP debut and fashioned six points and seven rebounds versus Loyola ... also filled a reserve role against Texas State with six points and three boards ... started for the first time against Alcorn State and logged four points, six rebounds and two assists ... pulled down seven rebounds versus Florida A&M ... made his second start against Southern Illinois ... snagged a career-high eight boards versus Colorado State ... started against Texas Arlington ... scored four points versus NM State ... was productive in his fourth start of the season against Sam Houston State with five points, six rebounds and three blocked shots ... grabbed two rebounds at UAB ... chipped in with two points and two rebounds versus Florida Atlantic ... played 10 minutes at LA Tech with Hooper Vint in foul trouble ... scored three points in four minutes against UTSA.

PRIOR TO UTEP
Regarded as a four-star prospect and the no. 14 player in Texas by ESPN ... pegged as the no. 15 player in Texas and the no. 28 small forward in the country ... also rated the no. 6 recruit in the Eastern area by RCS Sports, a leading recruiting service out of Houston ... three-time first team All-District and two-time first team All-Region ... collected 19.9 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.6 bpg and 1.0 spg his senior year, earning District Offensive Player of the Year and team MVP honors for the third successive season ... Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Selection ... concluded his career as the all-time leader for points, rebounds, blocks and assists at Summer Creek High School ... averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds his junior campaign and continued his rise with a standout summer as a member of the Houston Hoops AAU team ... honor roll student as a prep.

PERSONAL
Full name is Paul Ellis Thomas ... parents are Paul Sr. and Elizabeth Thomas ... father played basketball at Texas Southern ... has one brother and one sister ... born 10/1/96 (Houston, Texas) ... undeclared major.

Year Cl. GP GS MIN AVE FG FGA PCT 3FG 3FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AVE PF FO A TO BLK ST PTS AVE
2015-16 Fr 22 4 241 11.0 19 39 .487 0 0 .000 8 15 .533 17 40 57 2.6 35 0 11 15 7 6 46 2.1
2016-17 So 32 29 795 24.8 114 207 .551 0 3 .000 48 83 .578 46 149 195 6.1 117 9 52 52 13 22 276 8.6
Total 54 33 1036 19.2 133 246 .541 0 3 .000 56 98 .571 63 189 252 4.7 152 9 63 67 20 28 322 6.0

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Paul Thomas

Paul  Thomas

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Humble, Texas

High School:
Summer Creek HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 200

Position:
Forward

Experience:
HS

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