Thomas uses big game against Texas Southern to earn SWAC Player of the Week

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | Grambling State University senior guard Shirmane Thomas was selected the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Thomas averaged 21.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks in wins over Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern. The Homer, La. native scored 20 of his career-high 27 points in the first half as Grambling State defeated Texas Southern for the first time in over 10 years on Monday night. He shot 50 percent (16-of-32) from the floor and 50 percent (5-of-10) from behind the 3-point line in the two games.

In the conference games, Thomas ranks eighth in scoring at 15.0 points per game and ranks fourth in free throw percentage (.870) as he has made 20-of-23 from the charity stripe.

Grambling State returns to action on Saturday in Jackson, Miss., against Jackson State. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

Brian Howard
Sports Information Director
Grambling State University

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