Arizona Wildcats basketball: ‘Unique’ Thomas gives Cats matchup challenge

2013-03-26T20:00:00Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: ‘Unique’ Thomas gives Cats matchup challengePatrick Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 26, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

LOS ANGELES — Deshaun Thomas is different things to different people.

“Reminds me a lot of Shabazz Muhammad,” UA coach Sean Miller said.

“Brock Motum — last year,” UA forward Solomon Hill countered.

Thomas, Ohio State’s junior forward, might be better than either of the Pac-12 stars from UCLA and Washington State, respectively.

Entering Thursday’s Sweet 16 game at Staples Center, the 6-foot-7, 215-pounder is averaging 19.7 points and 6.1 rebounds, both team-highs.

Thomas, a second-team Sporting News All-American, led the Big Ten in scoring and was second with an 84 percent clip from the free-throw stripe.

“He’s so different and unique as a player,” Miller said Monday. “It’s hard to describe how he plays."


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