Full Name: Tyrus Wayne Thomas
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.06 m)/ 215 (97.5 kg)
Birthdate: August 17, 1986 (Baton Rouge, La.)
High School: McKinley HS (Baton Rouge, La.)
College: Louisiana State
Tyrus Thomas Scouting Report:
InsideHoops.com: Tyrus Thomas is a super-athletic tweener with big-time hops who physically is somewhere between Shawn Marion and Stromile Swift. Long athlete. He runs, jumps, rebounds, blocks and dunks. Also can hit some mid-range jumpers. Will be one of the most athletic players of his size in the NBA. Still developing and refining his basketball skills, especially offensively. Likely NBA position is forward. He's the size of a small forward but he plays like a power forward. To become a true NBA four, he needs to bulk up in a big way.
Tyrus Thomas Bio/Career Highlights:
Named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year and was unanimously selected to the league’s All-Freshman
Earned co-Defensive Player of the Year honors from the league coaches.
Named Second Team All-Conference by The Associated Press and the league coaches and All-District 8 Second Team by the NABC.
Earned National All-Freshman Team recognition from The Sporting News.
Recorded 14 career doubledoubles.
Was a redshirt freshman in 2005-06. Real freshman year (2004-05) was missed and he was given a medical redshirt due to neck injury in a preseason practice.
In high school, Tyrus Thomas averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks a game. Named District defensive MVP and earned All-Metro
and second team All-State honors.