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#20 Shakayla Thomas
Position: Forward
Height: 5'11"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Sylacauga, Ala.
High School: Sylacauga High School
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One of the most highly-sought players in the 2014 recruiting class from Sylacauga High...Became the fourth McDonald's All-American to sign with FSU directly out of high school, joining Kai James (2013), Natasha Howard (2010) and Shante Williams (2003)...Finished the McDonald's All-American Game with a game-high 19 points on 9-of-15 shooting as her East team fell to the West team, 80-78...Strong, athletically gifted forward who stands at 5-foot-11 and can score in a variety of ways...Rated as the No. 12 overall player in the 2014 recruiting class according to Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report, as well as the third-ranked small forward...Ranked 15th overall and the second-ranked small forward by All-Star Girls Report...Has the ability to dunk the basketball...Grabbed 2,643 career rebounds in six seasons of varsity basketball, the highest total in Alabama State history...Scored a remarkable 4,242 points in her high school career, just the fifth player from Alabama to cross the 4,000-point mark...Averaged 33.1 points per game and 12.8 rebounds as a senior while being named Class 5A player of the year as a senior, the third time in her career...2014 USA Today All-USA Third Team...Alabama Sports Writers Association Miss Basketball...CBS MaxPreps Girls Basketball Fourth Team All-American...Named a WBCA Honorable Mention All-American as a senior...Led Sylacauga to the AHSAA 5A State Championship game when she poured in 40 points in a win over Brewer in the semifinals...Scored 31 points in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic to earn MVP honors for her team on March 21, 2014...Averaged 31.9 points per game as well as 14.5 rebounds and shot 52 percent from the floor during her junior season in 2012-13...Led her varsity squad in scoring every season since the seventh grade...Three-time Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A Girls Player of the Year... Three-time First Team 5A All-State performer... As a sophomore in 2011-12, Thomas dominated play when she averaged 33 points, 16 rebounds and five assists per contest.


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