1 Quintrell Thomas
- Position: Forward
- Year: SO
- Height: 6′8″
- Weight: 245 lbs
- Hometown: Newark, NJ
- Previous School: Kansas
- Birthday: Feb. 21, 1990
Greene's Take: A transfer from Kansas, he immediately brings experience after a year of practicing against future NBA center Cole Aldrich. He left, however, after being buried in Bill Self's rotation and came to the desert in search of opportunity in the form of playing time. Though a little shorter than your typical post player, he makes up for it with brawn and the demeanor of a natural bruiser. He'll be an asset this year to UNLV in terms of helping toughen up the big men on the practice floor upon his return from shoulder surgery he underwent back in July just after arriving on campus.
UNLV CAREER: Thomas enters his first season in the Runnin' Rebel program in 2009-10 ... transferred to UNLV from Kansas after the 2008-09 season ... must sit out the 2009-10 season as a redshirt because of NCAA transfer rules ... will be eligible to play as a sophomore in 2010-11.
FRESHMAN (2008-09) - KANSAS: Played in 26 games and made one start ... averaged 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game ... shot 44.0 percent from the field and 68.0 percent from the free-throw line ... scored a season-high 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds against New Mexico State ... also had seven rebounds against UMKC.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Saint Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J. ... averaged 16.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 steals per game as a senior ... named his team's MVP ... scored 25 points and had 13 rebounds in the Nike Super Six game against the No. 8 team in the nation ... averaged 9.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a junior ... helped lead his team to the 2007 New Jersey state championship ... earned all-conference honors as a junior ... the 2007 St. Patrick team was ranked second in the country and finished 30-2.
PERSONAL: Quintrell Daron Thomas was born Feb. 21, 1990, in New York, NY ... has not declared a major ... the son of Tommica Romas and Lancelot Fowler ... Has a brother, Quian (5).
--Courtesy of UNLVrebels.com
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