5 - J.J. Thomas
J.J. Thomas
Height: 6-6
Weight: 220
Year: RS Sophomore
Hometown: Opelousas, LA
High School: Scotlandville HS
Position: Forward
EXP: 2V

2012-13 Season (Redshirted)
Redshirted after transferring from Louisiana Lafayette ... Will have two seasons of eligiblity starting in 2013-14

Louisiana Lafayette
Will have two seasons of eligiblity remaining at Cal State Northridge after sitting out the upcoming 2012-13 campaign because of NCAA transfer rules ... While at UL, played in 40 games (30 as a starter) in two seasons ... During his freshman season in 2010-11, Thomas led the team in scoring (11.3 ppg) to become the first UL freshman in ten years to garner All-Sun Belt Freshman of the Year honors, and all-league accolades ... His top scoring games included a career-high 28 points against South Alabama, 25 points against Western Kentucky, and 22 points againt Louisiana-Monroe ... His rebound-high included 16 boards against Arkansas-Little Rock ... In the last eleven games of the 2010-11 campaign, Thomas averaged 16.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game ... His best rebounding game in his freshman season was 16 boards at Arkansas-Little Rock ... Topped the Ragin' Cajuns with 104 field goals in 2010-11 ... Registered a team-best six double-doubles and ranked second in rebounds at 6.2 boards per game ... Prior to the 2011-12 campaign, Thomas was picked as a pre-season all-conference selection ... Thomas ended the year with an 8.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game average ... That included 20 points against Arkansas Staste, and 19 points and nine rebounds agianst Bowling Green ... Thomas helped the Ragin' Cajuns to a 27-11 record in two seasons in Sun Belt Conference play.

Scotlandville High School
Named the Class 5A Most Outstanding Player at Scotlandville High School in his senior season ... Earned first team all-state honors in 2010 after claiming the district championship ... Made the 2010 Orlando Sentinel's All-Southern team ... Averaged 24.2 points and 14.5 rebounds for the Class 5A runner-up Hornets ... Posted 25 points and 19 rebounds in a 55-54 loss to Brothern Martin in the Class 5A final ... A member of the National Honor Society ... A member of the track & field team. 

Matador Memo
Born March 24, 1992 in Opelousas, La. ... At only 7.5 square miles, Opelousas is the most densely populated incorporated city in Louisiana, located at the junction of Interstate 49 and U.S. Route 190 in the lower central section of the state of Louisiana ... Founded in 1720, Opelousas is Louisiana's third oldest city ... The city is known as "the spice capital of the world" and the center of zydeco music ... His full name is J-Jay Thomas ... Son of Nicole Austin and Cleveland Thomas ... Has four brothers (Nico, Gavin, Jashaan Chenier, Cleveland "Pancake" Jr.).