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

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Started 32 of 33 games and led Miami in total assists (74) and made three-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 three-pointers at Middle Tennessee (11/17) . . . Scored 11 points and had a game-high five assists in the win over UNF (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 three-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 eight points, a career-high seven assists, four rebounds, 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) . . . Posted eight points, five rebounds and tied for the game high with three assists in the win over Virginia (3/5) in the second round of the ACC Tournament . . . 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 career 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 three-point attempts the most in an NCAA Tournament contest in program history, her 22 field goal attempts tied for fourth and her three made three-pointers tied for third.

2013-14 (Freshman)
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 (52-152) of shots from field, 26.1 percent (24-92) from free and 73.2 percent (30-41) 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 (7-40) from three and 92.9 percent (13-14) at free throw line … Scored in double-figures in first five games of career … Finished the year with eight double-figure 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. UNF, 11/8/13. 

High School
Graduated from Buchholz High School in 2013 … Named 2013 Florida Miss Basketball … Was named all-state, first team all-area, 7A MVP, and Father Lopez Christmas Tournament MVP … Was named team captain and Queen of the Court … Averaged 32 points, six assists and three steals in senior season … Team won class 7A State Championship … Was also member of women’s 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 on Oct. 27, 1994, in Gainesville, Fla. … Majoring in communications … 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 66 2 41 307 9.3
CAREER 64 64 1,401 21.9 158 461 .343 69 247 .279 80 109 .734 146 2.3 124 123 5 68 465 7.3
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