- Ht: 198cm (6'6")
- Wt: 93.2kg (205lbs)
- Passport Type: USA
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Johnny is one of the most skilled athletic SG I have seen in a long time. He can really shoot the basketball...if he makes one, he will run off 12-14 points really quick. His athletic ability gives him the option to score in a variety of ways. He post up smaller defenders and will blow by bigger defenders... dunking it on them or pull up for a mid-range jumper. What really separates Johnny is his deep 3 point shot that he knocks down consistently...this really opens up driving lanes for him, allowing him to create for himself or finding open teammates for uncontested shots. It takes more than 1 or 2 defenders to contain Johnny especially on the fast break. He is crafty and will find a way to get to the rim and finish or get fouled. The best part about Johnny is his defensive which creates most of his offense. He has long arms and gets into the passing lanes, blocks shots, and just a high energy guy for steals and fast breaks. He crashes the boards hard and above the rim for put back dunks or will get a "D" rebound and start the fast break. The kid is an exceptional player with unlimited potential.
Saw action in 11 games on the season, including six of the final seven games at North Carolina State...scored a season-high four points in the NIT win at South Florida...played a season-high 17 minutes against Boston College (had played just 16 minutes in the previous 30 games of the season...finished with a season-best six rebounds in the game against Boston College.
At North Carolina State, Thomas averaged 11.5 minutes over the last eight games he played, but played just four total minutes in the team's last 10 games, with nine DNPs...scored a career-best nine points against NC Central...pulled down a team-best six rebounds at Duke, with four on the offensive end...saw his first action in four games, when he played 18 minutes off the bench against Florida State...finished with five points...saw only five total minutes of action in the first five games, but averaged 16.0 minutes over three games in mid-December when Courtney Fells was out with an injury...had his most productive game of the season against Winston-Salem State, scoring four points and pulling down seven boards in 18 minutes...named to the 2008 ACC Honor Roll...named to the 2009 All-ACC Academic Team.
Missed the entire season after suffering a knee injury in early September...earned a medical redshirt...spent the entire season and then offseason rehabbing the injury.
Played at Greensboro Day High School for Coach Freddy Johnson...averaged 19.8 points and 9.8 rebounds as a senior...team finished 31-2 and lost in the state championships game...averaged 18.7 points and 10.8 rebounds as a junior...helped his team to a state title and a record of 33-2...recorded a double-double in the state 3-A title game...transferred from West Carteret High School in Morehead City, N.C...named to the all-tournament team at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in May 2006 while playing AAU for the North Carolina Gators...averaged over 15 points, including an 18 point, 12 rebound effort against former NC State center J.J. Hickson's team...attended the same high school as former N.C. State point guard Justin Gainey...rated by rivals.com a three-star prospect and by Prep Stars as the No. 146 player in the country.
Born Oct. 31, 1987...son of James and Gloria Thomas...earned his undergraduate degree from N.C. State in three years...is attending graduate school at Marshall and is going for his M.S. in sports administration.