A solid guard who handles the ball well...Can shoot the three with devastating accuracy...Adds depth and athleticism to the guard rotation.
IN 1998-99: Played in all 30 games, started one...Was the team's best three point shooter, connecting on 23 of 51 attempts (.451)...Registered nine points, including two threes, in win at Temple...Tallied 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 3-of-3 on three-pointers vs. St. Joseph's...Scored 10 points, including two treys, vs. George Washington ...Recorded 10 points, six rebounds and four assists in win over Coppin State...Grabbed seven rebounds in win over Holy Cross...Scored season high 16 points, including two three-pointers, vs. Kansas...Scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting, including 2-of-3 on three-pointers in UMass debut in win vs. St. John's.
BEFORE UMASS: Spent two years playing for Weatherford Junior College ... Averaged 14 points per game for the Coyotes ... Earned four letters in basketball for Seguin High School ... Played for Coach Judy Nelson ... Was a team captain as a senior for the Matadors ... Also competed in track and field in sprinting and jumping events.
PERSONAL: Full name is LaTonia Denise Thomas ... Born February 23, 1978 in Seguin, Texas ... Daughter of Rosa Thomas ... A Sociology major.
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