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Jessica Thomas
Player Profile:
Jessica Thomas 1416044
Position: Guard
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.
High School: Buchholz

As a Senior (2016-17): Blue Ribbon Panel Second Team All-ACC & ACC Coaches Second Team All-ACC ... All-ACC Academic Team ... HERO Sports Hero of the Week (3/24)
Team co-captain was the lone Hurricane to start all 33 contests ... Scored in double digits 24 times, doing so in 22 of the first 25 games, including eight straight to cap that stretch and 10 in a row to end it ... Posted 15-plus points 14 times, including in six consecutive outings, and reached 20 points on five occasions ... Handed out at least five assists 14 times, doing so in nine of the first 12 contests, including six straight to close that span ... Led the Hurricanes in minutes (32.2), assists (3.9), steals (1.6), free throw percentage (min. 2 FTA per game, 78.1), free throws made (107) and free throws attempted (137) ... Also placed second on the team in scoring (13.0) and 3-pointers made (46), plus fifth in defensive rebounding (2.3) ... Tied for the seventh-most free throws made (13) and the eighth-most free throw attempts (15) in a game in program history ... Tied for the fifth-most points (25) in an NCAA Tournament game by a Hurricane ... Finished ninth in the ACC in assists, No. 11 in assist/turnover ratio (1.55:1), No. 13 in free throw percentage, No. 19 in minutes and No. 22 in scoring ... In ACC-only action, ranked No. 10 in the conference in assists (3.6), No. 13 in assist/turnover ratio (1.18:1), No. 20 in scoring (14.1) and No. 22 in minutes (32.8) ... Concluded her career second all-time at Miami in games played (130), third in 3-pointers made (179), third in 3-point attempts (586), No. 10 in assists (374) and No. 16 in scoring (1,281) ... Scored 10 points at No. 19/19 Kentucky (11/11) ... Finished with 11 points and five assists versus Albany (11/13), connecting on a trio of 3-pointers ... Registered 18 points and five assists against Charlotte (11/16), shooting 7-of-9 from the floor, including 3-of-5 on 3-pointers ... At St. John's (11/20), posted 15 points and five rebounds, concluding the game with a 13-of-15 mark from the free throw line to set career highs in makes and attempts ... Had 14 points, five assists and zero turnovers versus Grambling State (11/25), shooting 4-of-7 from long range ... Tallied 10 points against Texas Tech (11/27) ... In the overtime win at No. 9/10 Ohio State (12/1), notched 16 points, five assists and one turnover in a career-high 42 minutes of action, finishing 7-of-8 at the stripe ... Logged 21 points, five assists and three steals, while shooting 7-of-10 from the line, versus Old Dominion (12/4) ... Totaled 12 points, made all four of her free throws and dished out five assists at FIU (12/16) ... Recorded 12 points, a career-high-tying seven assists, five rebounds and zero turnovers against Maine (12/20), as well as became the 25th 1,000-point scorer in program history ... Scored 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting versus seventh-ranked Florida State (12/29) ... Logged 10 points and made all four of her shots from the line at Pittsburgh (1/2) ... Posted 15 points and three steals against No. 7/6 Notre Dame (1/8) ...  Tallied 17 points, shot 7-of-10 on free throws and handed out six assists versus No. 15/16 Virginia Tech (1/11) ... Finished with 11 points, five assists and three steals at No. 9/8 Louisville (1/15) ... At RV/No. 24 Syracuse, registered 10 points, three steals and shot 4-of-4 from the line ... Scored a then-career-high 24 points and logged a career-high-tying seven assists against North Carolina (1/26), connecting on a co-season-high eight field goal attempts and and going 7-of-7 from the stripe ... Had 15 points versus Boston College (1/29) ... Poured in 20 points at Wake Forest (2/2), tying season highs in field goals (eight) and 3-pointers (four) made, as well as coming up with a season-best four steals ... Scored 16 points in 38 minutes of court time at fifth-ranked Florida State (2/6) ... Playing 38 minutes for the second game in a row, posted 15 points against Virginia (2/9) ... Recorded 18 points and went 6-of-7 at the line versus Clemson (2/12) ... On senior day, tallied 12 points and six assists versus Georgia Tech (2/26) ... Grabbed a season-high seven boards in the ACC Tournament victory over No. 8/12 Florida State (3/3) ... In her final game, scored a career-high 25 points in 39 minutes versus Quinnipiac (3/20) in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32, tying a seson best with eight field goals made and shooting 3-of-4 from beyond the arc ... In addition to tying for fifth on Miami's NCAA Tournament single-game NCAA Tournament scoring list, tied for fourth 3-pointers made and tied for fifth in 3-point percentage.

As a Junior (2015-16): ACC All-Tournament Second Team ... All-ACC Academic Team ... Florida Sunshine Classic All-Tournament Team
One of three Miami players to start all 33 games ... Scored in double figures 22 times, with 15-plus points on eight occasions, and had five-plus assists 11 times ... Led the Hurricanes in assists (3.6), 3-pointers made (64) and minutes (31.6) ... Ranked second on the team in scoring (11.7), steals (1.5) and field goals made (139) ... Finished third on Miami in 3-point percentage (35.4), free throws made (45) and defensive rebounding (3.3), plus fourth in rebounding (3.7) ... Tied for the most steals in a game (five) by a Hurricane all season ... Logged the ninth-most 3-point field goal attempts (181) in a single season in program history ... Finished second in the ACC and No. 56 in Division I in assist/turnover ratio (1.94:1) and was also second in conference-only games (1.81:1) ... Ranked No. 11 in the ACC in assists, both overall and in conference-only contests (3.6) ... Ended the season tied for No. 11 in the ACC in 3-pointers made per game (1.9) both overall and in conference-only action ... Was No. 12 in the ACC in 3-point percentage ... Finished No. 24 in the ACC in scoring and tied for No. 27 in conference-only games (11.3) ... At the 2016 ACC Tournament, ranked second in assists (5.0), tied for second in 3-pointers made (11) and tied for fourth in 3-point percentage (61.1, 11-of-18) ... Scored 17 points in the first game of the season against Wright State (11/13) ... Shot 7-of-11 and posted a game-high 17 points at Loyola Chicago (11/21) ... Tallied 11 points and a co-team-high four assists at Charlotte (11/23) ... Recorded nine points, a game-high six assists and a game-high four steals versus Milwaukee (11/27) ... Had 12 points against La Salle (11/29) ... In the win over Illinois (12/2), logged 15 points, a co-game high five assists and a season-high and co-game-high five steals, plus had a her first-career multi-block game with a game-high two ... Posted a game-high 16 points and a co-game-high five assists versus Coppin State (12/4) ... Registered 18 points, a co-game-high six assists and zero turnovers against fourth-ranked Baylor (12/19) ... Scored 14 points versus Indiana (12/20) ... Logged 15 points and six rebounds against FIU (12/22) ... Recorded 14 points and five boards versus NC State (12/30) ... Had a team-high 12 points at Virginia (1/3), her fifth straight outing with at least a dozen points ... Totaled 13 points to go along with a game- and career-high seven assists at Clemson (1/10) ... Finished with 12 points and a co-game-high five assists against Wake Forest (1/14) ... Posted 13 points in the win at North Carolina (1/17) ... Notched 14 points and a co-team-high seven boards at Virginia Tech (1/28) ... Scored 14 points, shooting 8-of-9 from the line, and grabbed six rebounds at Boston College (2/4) ... Had 13 points and shot 4-of-7 from 3-point range in 38 minutes in the victory over Duke (2/7) ... Posted 10 points at Georgia Tech (2/11) ... Registered 12 points and a game-high five assists at third-ranked Notre Dame (2/14) ... Scored 14 points at No. 12/12 Florida State (2/28) ... Poured in a season-high 21 points in 38 minutes and made a career-best five 3-pointers on just six attempts in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over No. 14/10 Florida State (3/4), also tallying five assists and tying for the game lead with a career-high-tying two blocked shots ... In a career-high 39 minutes against No. 2/3 Notre Dame (3/5) in the ACC Tournament semifinals, finished with 17 points, a team-high five assists and made five 3-pointers for the second game in a row after having never previously done so.

As a Sophomore (2014-15): Started 32 of 33 games and led Miami in total assists (74) and made 3-pointers (45) ... Finished second on the team in points (9.3), steals (1.2) and minutes (26.3) per game ... Posted double figures 13 times, ending the season with the three highest points totals of her career in the final three games ... Pulled down five-plus rebounds four times in the final seven games of the year after doing so just twice in the first 57 games of her career ... Recorded a game-high four assists in the season opener against Oakland (11/14) ... Led the team with a then-career-high 17 points and three made 3-pointers at Middle Tennessee (11/17) ... Scored 11 points and had a game-high five assists in the win over North Florida (11/21) ... Had 14 points and a game-high five assists against Illinois State (11/28) ... Posted 10 points and tied for a game-high three assists in the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament championship win over Tulsa (11/29) ... Scored 13 points, hit three shots from 3-point range and tied for a game-high five rebounds against Jacksonville (12/6) ... Tied game highs with five assists, matching her season best, and three steals, equaling her then-career high, in the win over Coppin State (12/13) ... Scored 11 points in the victory against Florida A&M (12/28) and set a new career high in steals with five ... Finished with 12 points, four rebounds and three assists against Boston College (1/4) ... Netted a then-career-high 18 points and matched her then-career best with six made field goals in the victory over Virginia (1/21), while also committing just one turnover in 25 minutes and making all four of her free throw attempts ... Had zero turnovers in a then-career-high 35 minutes at fourth-ranked Louisville (1/25), while tying for the team lead in assists and steals with three each ... Posted 14 points at No. 9/8 Florida State (2/8) to tie for the team lead ... Had  a career-high seven assists and just two turnovers in a then-career-high-tying 35 minutes of play in the win at No. 23/22 Syracuse (2/12) ... Dished out a game-high-tying five assists at NC State (2/19), her fifth game of the season with five-plus assists ... Scored 12 points and tied for the team lead with a career-high nine rebounds against No. 17/14 North Carolina (2/22) ... Scored a career-high 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting to lead all players in scoring against second-ranked Notre Dame (3/6) in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals, while also setting career bests in field goals made (nine) and minutes played (36) ... Posted 19 points and six rebounds in Miami's win over No. 6 seed Washington (3/20) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and also set season highs in free throws made (six) and attempted (10), with the six makes tied for ninth in an NCAA Tournament game in program history and the 10 attempts tied for fifth ... Scored a team-high 20 points to become the 16th Hurricane to reach 20 in an NCAA Tournament game, tied for the team lead with three assists and played a career-high 37 minutes in the second round against third-seeded Iowa (3/22), with her 11 3-point attempts the most in an NCAA Tournament contest in program history, her 22 field goal attempts tied for fourth and her three made 3-pointers tied for third.

As a Freshman (2013-14): Played in all 31 games, starting two … Averaged 5.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 17.2 minutes per game …Totaled 158 points, 58 rebounds and 50 assists in 533 minutes ... Hit 34.2 percent (52-of-152) of shots from field, 26.1 percent (24-of-92) from 3-point range and 73.2 percent (30-of-41) at free throw line … Appeared in every ACC game where she averaged 3.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in 14.7 minutes … Totaled 60 points, 22 assists and 24 rebounds… Hit 29.9 percent (20-67) shots from field, 17.5 percent (7-of-40) from three and 92.9 percent (13-of-14) at free throw line … Scored in double figures in first five games of career … Finished the year with eight double-digit scoring games … Season highs: 15 points at Oakland, 11/19/13; 5 rebounds at Oakland, 11/19/13; 6 assists at Oakland, 11/19/13; 3 steals vs. Yale, 11/25/13; 29 minutes played vs. North Florida, 11/8/13.

High School: Graduated from Buchholz High School … Named 2013 Florida Miss Basketball … Named all-state, first team all-area, 7A MVP and Father Lopez Christmas Tournament MVP … Named team captain and Queen of the Court … Averaged 32.0 points, 6.0 assists and 3.0 steals in senior season … Team won class 7A State Championship … Also member of the golf team … Member of National Honor Society and was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Personal: Full name is Jessica Lauren Thomas … Goes by "JT" … Born Oct. 27, 1994, in Gainesville, Fla. … Majoring in sport administration … Daughter of Tara and Larone Thomas ... Has three older brothers, Eric, Daren and Lamar, who played football at Miami and in the NFL.

 STATS
YEAR GP GS MIN AVG FG FGA PCT 3FG 3FGA 3PCT FT FTA PCT REB AVG AST TO BLK STL PTS AVG
2013-14 31 2 533 17.2 52 152 .342 24 92 .261 30 41 .732 58 1.9 50 57 3 27 158 5.1
2014-15 33 32 868 26.3 106 309 .343 45 155 .290 50 68 .735 88 2.7 74 67 2 41 307 9.3
2015-16 33 33 1044 31.6 139 363 .383 64 181 .354 45 73 .616 122 3.7 120 62 6 50 387 11.7
2016-17 33 33 1063 32.2 138 374 .369 46 158 .291 107 137 .781 79 2.4 130 84 2 52 429 13.0
CAREER 130 100 3508 27.0 435 1198 .363 179 586 .305 232 319 .727 347 2.7 374 270 13 170 1281 9.9
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