HONORS & AWARDS
2014 All-American Athletic Conference Second Team
2012-13 USBWA All-District VII Team
2012-13 NABC District II First Team
2012-13 All-Conference USA First Team
2012-13 Conference USA All-Defensive Team
2012 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
Progressive Legends Classic All-Tournament Team
The American Player of the Week (Dec. 16, 2013)
The American Player of the Week (Nov. 18, 2013)
Conference USA Player of the Week (Feb. 18, 2013)
Conference USA Player of the Week (Dec. 10, 2012)
The American Weekly Honor Roll (March 3, 2014)
The American Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 10, 2014)
The American Weekly Honor Roll (Jan. 20, 2014)
Conference USA Freshman of the Week (Jan. 2, 2012)
Conference USA Freshman of the Week (Nov. 14, 2011)
2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Became the 44th player in school history to reach 1,000 points during his career... Became only the seventh player in in school history with 1,300+ points and 800+ rebounds.
Only player to start all 33 games... Finished as the team's leading scorer and rebounding with 15.4 points and 13.6 rebounds per game... One of only three players to rank among the American Athletic Conference top-9 leaders in both scoring and rebounding... Finished second in the league and 14th nationally with a .591 field goal percentage... Stood second in the league and 26th nationally with 2.8 blocked shots per game... Made his season debut vs. Texas State... Finished with 22 points, seven rebounds and a game-high three blocked shots against the Bobcats... Posted the 26th double-double of his career with 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead all players in both categories at Texas-Pan American... Scored 14 points with a team-high six rebounds and blocked four shots against UTSA... Totaled 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting with 13 rebounds and seven blocked shots against Lehigh during the Progressive Legends Classic... Did a little of everything against Howard during the Progressive Legends Classic.. Scored 11 points with game-highs of 18 points and seven blocks to flirt with a triple-double... Posted game highs of 22 points, 14 rebounds, three blocked shots and five steals against Stanford during the Progressive Legends Classic Championship Rounds at Barclays Center... Led all players with 18 points on 8-of-16 shooting and added six rebounds and three blocked shots against Texas Tech during the Progressive Legends Classic Third-Place Game... Converted an and-1 in the second half to move past 1,000 points in his career... Led the Cougars with 14 points and added two blocks against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Paced Houston with 16 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and four assists at Texas A&M... Led all players with 19 points and nine rebounds against Alcorn State... Added four assists and a blocked shot against the Braves... Led the Cougars with 27 points, six rebounds and seven blocked shots at Louisiana-Lafayette... Topped all players with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks against Rice during the Dickies Shootout... Drained a pair of free throws with nine seconds left to break a tie against No. 17/15 UConn during Houston's American Athletic Conference opener... Blocked a layup attempt on UConn's ensuing possession to seal the win for the Cougars... Finished with 23 points and eight rebounds against the Huskies... Did a little of everything in win at USF... Led Cougars with 13 points, six blocks and six steals and added four rebounds with five assists and only one turnover in 35 minutes... Scored 10 points with nine rebounds and three blocked shots against Cincinnati... Recorded 16 points with a game-high 11 rebounds at No. 18/14 Louisville... Finished with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists against Rutgers... Led Houston with 14 points and seven rebounds at No. 23/22 Memphis... Posted a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds vs. SMU... Led the Cougars with 19 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots at Rutgers.... Topped the Cougars with 14 points, eight rebounds and a blocked shot against No. 14/10 Louisville... Led all players with 25 points, nine rebounds and six blocks against Temple... Totaled 10 points with a game-high six rebounds at No. 11/10 Cincinnati... Posted 15 points with a game-high eight rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals at SMU... Scored 11 points with four rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals against UCF... Recorded 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds and three blocks against No. 21/22 Memphis... Joined the 1,300 Point/800-Rebound Club against the Tigers... Totaled 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field with four rebounds and three assists at Temple. The American Championship: Finished with 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four blocked shots vs. No. 25/23 in the Quarterfinals.. Blocked a Mustang layup attempt late to preserve the win... Posted 13 points with eight rebounds, three assists and four blocked shots vs. No. 5/5 Louisville in the semifinals... Left the team for personal reasons following the season.
at Tulsa (2/16/13)
at Tulsa (2/16/13)
at San Jose State (11/13/12)
vs. Texas Tech (11/26/13)
vs. Tulane (2/9/13)
vs. Prairie View A&M (12/29/12)
vs. Stanford (11/25/13)
vs. Florida A&M (11/9/12)
vs. UTEP (2/13/13)
at USF (1/4/14)
at Tulsa (2/16/13)
Was one of Conference USA's premier players... Led the Cougars with 9.8 rebounds per game and finished second on the team with 16.9 points per contest... One of only two C-USA players to rank among the league's top-five leaders in both scoring and rebounding... Started all 33 games, the second straight season he started every game... Led the Cougars and finished sixth in the league with a .552 field goal percentage... Topped Houston and stood seventh in C-USA with 1.7 blocks per game... Ranked among the nation's top-100 leaders in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, and blocked shots per game... Finished among the nation's top-25 leaders in rebounding (21st) and double-doubles (10th)... Led all players with a career-high 20 rebounds in the season opening win against Florida A&M... Added 11 points, five blocks and two assists against the Rattlers... Became the first Cougar since Louis Truscott in 2003 to grab 20+ rebounds in a game... Led the Cougars with 17 points and 10 rebounds at San Jose State... Also swatted three Spartan shots... Finished with 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds against Grambling State... Led all players with 22 points and 13 rebounds against Louisiana College... Was the first 20-point game of his career... Led the Cougars with 23 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Scored a team-high 23 points with 11 rebounds and added four assists at Prairie View A&M... Led the team with 19 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots at TCU... Posted 23 points with nine rebounds and three blocked shots against Texas Southern... Honored as the C-USA Player of the Week following that performance... Scored 15 pooints with a game-high 13 rebounds and added six assists with two blocks and two steals against Louisiana-Lafayette... Scored 12 points with eight rebounds and added two blocks and two assists in 33 minutes against Chicago State... Connected on 7-of-10 shots from the field and drained all seven free throw attempts against the Cougars... Tied for team lead with 22 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds with two blocks against Prairie View A&M... Snared 12 rebounds with six points, four rebounds, three blocks and a pair of steals against SMU in the Conference USA opener... Recorded 10 points with five rebounds and five assists at Southern Miss... Scored 18 points with eight rebounds at East Carolina... Finished with 11 points, a team-high 13 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals against UCF... Totaled 12 points with a game-high 13 rebounds against Tulsa... Added an assist, three blocks and two steals against the Golden Hurricane... Led all players with 17 points and nine rebounds in win against UAB... Flirted with a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists without a turnover in 35 minutes at Rice... Posted 15 points with four rebounds and two assists at SMU... Totaled 20 points with eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals against Tulane... Flirted with a triple-double and led all players with 24 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists... Led the Cougars with 31 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and three blocks at Tulsa... Named the C-USA Player of the Week for the second time after that game... Scored 20 points with a team-high six rebounds at No. 21/19 Memphis... Led the Cougars with 25 points on 12-of-18 shooting with 14 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots against Marshall... Scored 16 points with eight rebounds against Rice. C-USA Championship: Led the Cougars with 16 points on 8-of-13 shooting and 10 rebounds against Rice during the First Round... Finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cougars against UTEP during the Quarterfinals. CBI FIrst Round: Posted 15 points with 10 rebounds against Texas. CBI Quarterfinals: Led the Cougars with 24 points on 11-of-17 shooting and led all players with 17 rebounds at George Mason... Also added three assists and two steals in 36 minutes against the Patriots.
Joined teammate Joseph Young on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team... One of four student-athletes named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Only player to start all 30 games... Led the Cougars with 8.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game... Ranked fifth in C-USA with his rebounding total and second in the league in blocked shots per game... Also ranked among the C-USA top-10 individual leaders in offensive rebounds (3.2 rpg), defensive rebounds (4.9 rpg) and double-doubles (9)... Team leader in field goal percentage (57.7), offensive (97)and defensive rebounds (148) and total rebounds (245)... Ranked fourth on the team with 10.7 points per game... Made his collegiate debut during the season opener in the starting lineup against Grambling State... Did a little of everything against the Tigers... Finished with 13 points and eight rebounds with five assists, three blocks and three steals against GSU... Honored as the Conference USA Freshman of the Week following that performance... Scored nine points with eight rebounds against Utah Valley... Grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds vs. Arkansas in Little Rock... Scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting with a team-high seven rebounds and four blocked shots against TCU... Posted 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting with a game-high rebounds against LSU... Recorded the team's first double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Also added two assists and four blocked shots against the Islanders... Recorded second straight double-double with 11 points and game-high 13 rebounds at Texas State... Led the Cougars with eight rebounds and added six points against Oklahoma during the first day of the RAMADA All-College Classic... Finished with 14 points and six rebounds against Rogers State... Scored nine points with game highs of 10 rebounds and six blocked shots against North Carolina A&T... Posted 16 points and 16 rebounds with five blocked shots against Texas State... Named C-USA Freshman of the Week for the second time after this performance... Finished with 12 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots against Tulsa during the Conference USA opener... Posted 14 points with five rebounds at UCF... Tallied 17 points and 12 rebounds against East Carolina... Recorded second straight double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds against UTEP... Posted third straight double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds at UAB... Led the Cougars with eight rebounds at Tulane... Posted seventh double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in win against Southern Miss... Swatted key shot with 30 seconds left to preserve the Cougars' late 3-point lead against the Golden Eagles... Finished with 11 points and a game-high 14 rebounds at Marshall... Posted 13 points with nine rebounds and two blocks against Tulane. C-USA Championship: Scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds against Marshall in the First Round for his ninth double-double of the season.
KILLEEN HIGH SCHOOL
Competed for head coach Jason Fossett... Ranked as No. 27 power forward nationally by Scout.com... 3-star recruit by Rivals.com... Ranked No. 22 in Rivals.com Texas player rankings... Chose Houston over Alabama, Memphis, California, Colorado, Colorado State and Temple... Played for Houston Hoops AAU team. Senior (2010-11): Honored as the All-Area and District 8-4A Most Valuable Player after averaging 21.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game... Helped lead team to district championship for the second straight season... Competed at the THSCA and TABC All-Star games... Finished with 16 points and eight rebounds and added an assist and 3-pointer to lead the North Team to the win at the THSCA All-Star Game... Scored 28 points with 20 rebounds and five blocks against Arlington Seguin High in the bi-district playoffs... Named the KDHPressBox.com Player of the Week for the second time on Dec. 24 after averaging 24.0 points and 15.0 rebounds in leading the Running Roos to wins against Copperas Cove High and Victoria West High... Scored 25 points with 18 boards in a win against Copperas Cove High... Named the KDHPressBox.com Player of the Week on Dec. 5 after helping lead team to six weeks, averaging more than 22 points per game... Scored 25 points in the Marble Falls Classic championship game against Copperas Cove High... Posted 26 points in the tournament semifinals against Waco University High. Junior (2009-10): Honored as District 24-5A and All-Area Co-Most Valuable Player... Averaged 15.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 7.0 blocked shots per game... Helped lead the Runnin' Roos to the district championship during his first full season with the varsity.
Full name is TaShawn Marquez Thomas... Born Feb. 27, 1993, in Las Vegas... Son of Ken and Laveda Thomas... Majored in health... First name is pronounced TAY-Shawn.