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Chris Thomas Named Sports Illustrated's Player of the Week

Feb. 12, 2002

Notre Dame, Ind. - The honors continue for Notre Dame freshman Chris Thomas (Indianapolis, Ind.). The 6-1 point guard has been named Sport Illustrated's Player of the Week following his performances last week in wins over Rutgers (89-72) and a quadruple overtime victory over Georgetown (116-111).

The five-time BIG EAST rookie of the week posted a pair of double doubles in the two contests and averaged 27.0 points, 11.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals. In playing 38 minutes against the Scarlet Knights, he scored a career-high 32 points and dished off 11 assists while hitting 10-of-14 from the field and seven-of-nine from three-point range. He played all 60 minutes against the Hoyas and finished with 22 points, 12 assists, a personal best eight rebounds and made three steals.

Thomas is currently averaging 16.2 points (second best on the team) and a team-leading 7.17 assists, 2.43 steals and 376 minutes per game.



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