FRESHMAN, GUARD, NOTRE DAME
The 6'1" Thomas played the point for all 60 minutes of Notre Dame's 116-111 four-overtime victory over Georgetown last Saturday. He had 22 points and 12 assists, and his jumper with just under two minutes to go in the last overtime gave the Irish the lead for good. Three days earlier Thomas had 32 points and II assists in an 89-72 win over Rutgers. Here's his dossier.
How did you feel after four OTs? I was so exhausted I couldn't sleep. Physically I was beat-up, but mentally I couldn't have felt better.
Worst thing about being a freshman: I get picked on. [Teammate] David Graves always threatens to kill my pet snake.
Proudest achievement: Being named Indiana Mr. Basketball
Pregame ritual: I pop in DVDs of Michael Jordan highlights.
Nickname: Hollywood, because when the lights go on, I like to showcase my talent.
Recent road trip reading: The Bible, for theology class
Favorite TV shows: The Simpsons and Whose Line Is It Anyway?