Cully Payne will not return, Quinten Payne released from NLI
Forwards earn All-Horizon League status from website
Ramblers drop seventh game by three points or less this season
Seventh-seeded Ramblers seek first league tourney title since 1985
Jordan Hicks records career-best 26 points and seven boards in final home game
2011-12: Had a solid freshman season, averaging 5.0 ppg and 4.1 rpg, while shooting a team-best 57 percent (52 for 92) from the field...appeared in all 30 games and started 14 contests...scored in double figures on five occasions...hit 30 of his final 36 (.833) free throw attempts after opening the year 13 for 24 (.542)...averaged 10.5 ppg and shot 75 percent (9 for 12) from the field in two games against Valparaiso...earned the start on opening night at Illinois and grabbed three rebounds...scored11 points off the bench at Furman...also notched 11 points in home outings against Wright State and Valparaiso...narrowly missed recording his first career double-double with nine points and a season-best 13 boards at Toledo...those 13 rebounds were the most by a Rambler true freshman since Nov. 19, 2005...tossed in 10 points and snagged five rebounds in a victory at Canisius...went 5 for 5 from the field en route to his 11-point output at home against Valparaiso...notched 10 points in a road game at Valparaiso...shot 65 percent (24 for 37) from the field at Gentile Arena.
High School: Earned Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Class 1 All-State status as a senior thanks to averages of 21.9 points, 13.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.7 blocks per game in 2010-11...helped Clayton to a 22-7 record in 2010-11 and shot 56 percent (237 for 426) from the field, 43 percent (19 for 44) from three-point territory and 71 percent (142 for 201) from the foul line...also was named All-Suburban East Conference Player of the Year, Second Team All-Metro St. Louis, first team all-district and team most valuable player in 2010-11...finished his four-year varsity career with 1,687 points and 1,025 rebounds...closed out his career as Clayton's all-time leading scorer with those 1,687 points...as a junior, contributed 20.8 ppg and 9.6 rpg after accounting for 13.6 ppg and 6.9 rpg as a sophomore...high school coach was Ryan Luhning...played AAU for Gateway Basketball Club.
Thomas' Career Statistics