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Xavier Thames
Xavier Thames


Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Pleasant Grove

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 186



FRESHMAN (2009-10)
Appeared in all 31 games, including four starts...opened the season with 18 minutes of play and recorded his first seven points as a Cougar against Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 13)...set his career high in assists (five) against San Diego (Nov. 28)...contributed three 3-point field goals and three rebounds, setting career-highs, against Gonzaga (Dec. 2)...tallied three steals to set a career-high against Oregon State (Jan. 2)...tied career record, for the fourth time, in rebounds (three) against Arizona State (Jan.10)...tied career-high assists (five) against Stanford (Jan. 16)...played a career-high 26 minutes and scored 15 points, also a career high, against Washington (Jan. 30), and also set a personal Pac-10 record of two 3-point field goals...recorded only blocked shot against California (Feb. 13)...averaged 4.6 points and 17.6 minutes per game and finished with a .641 free-throw percentage...scored double figures four times.

Earned three basketball letters and was a three-year team captain as point guard under head coach John De Ponte at Pleasant Grove High School...lettered once in football as a wide receiver and free safety...played junior varsity football and basketball as a FRESHMAN...both teams went undefeated...named basketball team MVP...was on the varsity team for both football and basketball as a SOPHOMORE...averaged 20 points, four assists, five rebounds and four steals a game while earning first team All-Delta River League honors...named team MVP as a JUNIOR while leading team to 16-14 record...named first team all-league and second-team all-city...averaged 26 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals a advanced to the third round of playoffs as a SENIOR before losing on a buzzer beater...named first-team all-league and first-team all city...averaged 21 points, six assists, six rebounds and three steals a game.

Born Xavier Raynard Thames in January of 1991 in Sacramento, Calif....father Ray attended WSU and is a parole officer...mother Angie is a Malik and sister Melissa Johnson...uncle Al Gross played safety in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns...enjoys listening to music and playing video games...plans to pursue a degree in education.


3-POINT REBOUNDS YEAR GP-GS FGM-FGA FG% FGM-FGA FG% FTM-FTA FT% OFF DEF TOT/AVG PF-DQ PTS AVG AST TO BLK STL MIN AVG 2010 31-4 54-131 .412 9-34 .265 25-39 .641 13 32 45/1.5 59-0 142 4.6 38 29 1 24 546 17.6 TOTAL 31-4 54-131 .412 9-34 .265 25-39 .641 13 32 45/1.5 59-0 142 4.6 38 29 1 24 546 17.6

Washington State Cougars Men's Basketball