Deshaun Thomas leaves Ohio St, enters Draft, where does he fit?

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Deshaun Thomas was the NCAA Tournament’s scoring leader last March. Before the Buckeyes were eliminated in the Final Four, Deshaun Thomas really showed what he can do offensively, and improved his NBA draft stock. This year his NBA Draft stock plateaued, after jumping greatly his sophomore season. Deshaun Thomas will now enter the draft and see where his fortunes lie.

Thomas plans to finish the 2013 Ohio State Spring Semester while splitting time between Columbus and Indianapolis preparing for the NBA Draft. Also check out the interesting letter to the editor Deshaun Thomas placed in the school’s paper a couple days ago.

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2012 NBA Draft early entries list

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The deadline for underclassmen college basketball players to declare for the 2012 NBA Draft has passed.  Here is the latest list of early entries with Maryland’s Terrell Stoglin entering the draft at the last minute.  Check out our 2012 NBA Mock Draft and click on the player’s name for an in-depth scouting report.

UPDATED: 4/30/12 12:40 PM
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Illini Brandon Paul Drops 43! Illinois Stuns #5 Ohio State!

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Illinois wing Brandon Paul was incredibly efficient tonight, becoming the 1st college basketball player in the last 15 years to score 43+ on 15 or fewer field goal attempts. It’s the third most single game points by an Illini in program history.

His heroics carried the Illini to a 79-74 victory at home over the #5 Ohio State Buckeyes.

What a special performance. There is just so much good to write here, in the second half alone, but I’ll try to keep it from becoming 600 words.

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Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas: The Forgotten Star Freshman

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When it comes to the number one team in the nation, the Ohio State Buckeyes, people usually start by talking about their stud freshman Jared Sullinger, who might just be the best player in the nation. Seniors David Lighty and William Buford should end up on NBA rosters next year, even though Will has taken a big step back this year.

Then there’s that phenomenal freshmen class. After Sullinger, Aaron Craft is making some headlines. But don’t forget about big ten freshman player of the week 11-29-10 Deshaun Thomas, who went off for 15.5 ppg, 68% fg that week.

By Paul M. Banks

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