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#20 Shakayla Thomas
Position: Forward
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sylacauga, Ala.
High School: Sylacauga High School
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SHAKAYLA THOMAS CAREER STATS

Honors:
Sophomore Season: WBCA Honorable Mention All-American…Sue Galkantas Offensive Player of the Year…WBCA All-Region Honoree...All-ACC First Team (BR Panel & ACC Coaches)...ACC Sixth Player of the Year (BR Panel)...NCAA National Player of the Week (Jan. 12, 2016)...ACC Player of the Week (Jan. 11, 2016).

Freshman Season: ACC Sixth Player of the Year (Blue Ribbon & ACC Coaches)...All-ACC Freshman Team...ACC All-Tournament First Team.

Sophomore Season (2015-16)
Led the Seminoles with 16.4 points per game…Amassed double figures in 30 of her 32 games played, by far the most on the team…Finished in the Top 50 nationally in field goal percentage (34th – 53.7 percent) and field goals made (41st – 227)…Her 16.4 points per game primarily  came in just 25.3 minutes per game off the bench…Started eight of her 32 games played…Averaged 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game…Her 524 total points scored is tied for the seventh-most in FSU history…Thomas’ 227 made field goals is the fifth-most in a single season at FSU…Amounted eight 20-point games, tying for the fourth-most in the ACC…Top 10 marks in the ACC in scoring (fourth) and field goal percentage (sixth)…In conference play, she finished third (17.5 points) and fourth (54.6 percent) in the ACC in scoring and field goal percentage, respectively…Notched 10 points along with two boards and two steals at Florida (11/16/15)...Career-high 26 points (10-of-19) along with eight rebounds and three steals vs. Tulane (11/19/15)...Went 8-of-12 from the floor with 17 points and four boards against UAB (11/22/15)...Career-best four assists to go along with 18 points and nine rebounds against UNF (11/24/15)...Seven points and seven boards at LIU-Brooklyn (11/27/15)...Scored 16 points (7-of-9) and added seven rebounds against Sam Houston State (11/28/15)...Was a strong paint presence vs. Rutgers, scoring 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting (12/3/15)...Posted her second career 20-point game with 23 points (9-of-17) and 10 rebounds (fourth career double-double) vs. Temple (12/6/15)...FSU’s offensive force at No. 1 UConn, scoring 16 points on 8-of-16 shooting (12/11/15)...Scored 18 points on nine field goals made vs. Mercer (12/15/15)...Another efficient performance against Murray State, going 9-of-10 for 21 points...Scored 11 points with five rebounds at Arizona State (12/21/15)...Delivered a game-high 23 points, including 15 in the second half, along with four blocks against Jacksonville (12/28/15)...Went 7-of-13 for 15 points with seven boards at Louisville (1/1/16)...Tied for the team lead with 14 points while adding five rebounds and two steals (1/7/16)...Established a career-high 32 points on 14-of-20 shooting along with career-best 14 rebounds vs. Georgia Tech, becoming the 19th Seminole to post a 30-point game (1/10/16)...Earned ACC Player of the Week honors for the first time following her performance vs. the Yellow Jackets...Went 6-of-10 from the field and scored 12 points with five rebounds at Pitt (1/17/16)...Scored 20 points vs. UVA, including 16 in the second half (10-of-13 overall)...Poured in 15 points along with eight rebounds in a big 69-58 win over No. 16 Miami (1/24/16)...Had 16 points (8-of-14) and seven rebounds at Wake Forest (1/28/16)...Notched her seventh 20-point game of the season with 22 points (8-of-14) along with four rebounds vs. Virginia Tech (1/31/16)...Posted 17 points (7-of-12) along with four rebounds vs. Clemson (2/7/16)...Leading scorer vs. Duke with 14 points on 7-of-15 shooting (2/11/16)...19 points (9-of-14) and six rebounds at No. 23 Syracuse (2/18/16)...Made a career-high eight free throws and added 14 points and seven boards vs. No. 2 Notre Dame (2/22/16)...Game-high 19 points with four rebounds at NC State (2/25/16)...Recorded 22 points (9-of-14) against No. 17 Miami (2/28)...Added 11 points (5-of-12) and five rebounds in NCAA First Round win over Middle Tennessee (3/19/16)…10 points and nine rebounds in NCAA Sweet 16 game vs. Baylor (3/26/16).

Freshman Season (2014-15)
Backed up her decorated arrival as a freshman sensation by emerging as one of the most potent offensive players in the ACC…Averaged 10 points in just 19 minutes per game off the bench for the Seminoles…Finished second on FSU shooting 53 percent from the field (161-304) as well as field goals made (161) despite averaging the seventh-most minutes per game…Had two late go-ahead baskets for the Seminoles in big wins over Purdue and Louisville…Third on the team with three double-doubles…Her three double-doubles came against NCAA Tournament teams Washington, Pitt and Louisville…Finished sixth in the ACC in overall field goal percentage (53 percent) and seventh in the conference in field goal percentage in conference play (51.2 percent), which led the team…Replaced an injured Adut Bulgak in the starting lineup against Pitt and Virginia Tech and led FSU offensively, averaging 16 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 14-of-21 (66.7 percent)…Shot 50 percent or better in 22 games played…Recorded 21 double figure scoring games…Overall, Thomas averaged 10 points, 4.8 rebounds and tallied 25 blocks…Started just three of her 37 games played as the spark off the bench…Accepted her role with class after never coming off the bench in high school…Led the Seminoles shooting 61.5 percent (16-of-26) in the NCAA postseason against Alabama State, FGCU, Arizona State and South Carolina…Nearly became the third freshman in FSU history to lead the team in made field goals, but her 161 makes was one short of Adut Bulgak’s 162…Based on pro-rated minutes, Thomas would have led FSU in points per game (21.0) in 40 minutes…Made a strong FSU debut with 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting in 19 minutes vs. UAB (11/14/14)…Added 15 points and went 5-of-5 from the free throw line in 14 minutes off the bench vs. BCU (11/18/14)…Recorded a perfect 3-of-3 shooting performance off the bench against Eastern Illinois (11/21/14)…Had a double-double consisting of 14 points and 10 rebounds against Washington in Mexico, her first career double-double (11/27/14). Thomas led FSU with 17 field goals made and 14 defensive rebounds in Cancun…Hit the go-ahead floater with 24 seconds left in overtime to help lift FSU to a 67-64 win at Purdue (12/3/14)…Had 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting in a win over Florida (12/7/14)…Posted a game-high 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting with three blocks against Savannah State (12/19/14)…Poured in 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting off the bench at Tulane (12/22/14)…Went 5-of-8 for 10 points with five rebounds against Jacksonville (12/29/14)…Team-high 18 points at No. 4/4 Notre Dame, including 12 points (6-of-6) in the second half (1/2/15)…Had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Pitt (1/15/15)…Team-leading 19 points (8-of-11) with seven rebounds and two blocks at Virginia Tech (1/18/15)…Had 13 points, 10 rebounds and go-ahead layup with 33 seconds left vs. Louisville (1/22/15)…Shot 6-of-7 from the field for 13 points in just 17 minutes at Georgia Tech (1/30/15)…Recorded 12 points along with six boards against Miami (2/8/15)…Team-leading 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting with six boards vs. NC State (2/26/15)…Had 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting with two steals at Miami (3/1/15)…Posted game-high 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting vs. Virginia Tech (3/6/15)…Had 12 points and four rebounds against FGCU (3/23/15).

High School
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...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.

Personal
Born May 5, 1996...Daughter of LaKisha Chambliss...Exploratory major...Favorite movie is Love and Basketball...Knows how to play the drums...Musical artist most played on her iPod is Nicki Minaj...Enjoys watching cartoons...Favorite accessory in her wardrobe is her shoes...Is an excellent dancer...Favorite home-cooked meals are taco salad and lasagna...Has one brother and one sister...Related to NBA veteran small forward Gerald Wallace, who is also a native of Sylacauga...Has a very funny personality.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 32, Georgia Tech –- 1/10/16
Rebounds: 14, Georgia Tech –- 1/10/16 
Assists: 4, UNF –- 11/24/15 
Steals: 3, Tulane --  11/19/15
Blocks: 4, 2x
FG made: 14, Georgia Tech – 1/10/16
FG attempts: 21, at NC State –- 2/25/16
FT made: 8, Notre Dame – 2/22/16
FT attempts: 10, 2x

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