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Thomas Named CIAA Player of the Week
DJ Thomas - CIAA Player of the Week - Shaw University
CHARLOTTE, NC – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announced its weekly basketball honors on Tuesday afternoon announcing Shaw University guard DJ Thomas earned the title of Food Lion CIAA men’s basketball Player of the Week for the week of January 2nd-8th. 

In a pair of wins last week, Thomas averaged 18.5 points while shooting 61 percent from the field. In addition to the 19 points he scored against Winston-Salem State, the Raleigh, NC native scored the go-ahead basket (and free throw for a three-point play) with 4.7 seconds left.

The junior shot 8-of-12 on field goals against the Rams while adding three steals, three assists, and three rebounds. In the win over Johnson C. Smith, the five-foot-eight guard dropped 18 points (6-of-11 shooting), three rebounds, and two assists.

On the season, Thomas leads the Bears in scoring averaging 14.5 ppg while also adding 3.6 rebounds per outing.

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