Name: Xavier Thames Age: 23 School: San Diego State
Height: 6’3 ½ Weight: 187 Projected Position: PG
17.6 ppg, 3.2 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.4 tpg, 2.3:1 A/TO (31.3 minutes per game)
41.1 FG%, 83.4 FT%, 37.4 3FG%, 55.7 TS%, 47.8 eFG%
28.6 USG%, 3.3 STL%, 23.7 AST%, 8.2 TOV%
SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego State's journey to just its second Sweet 16 appearance began the day point guard Xavier Thames traded the wheat fields of eastern Washington for the beaches of Southern California.
"I think everybody would take the beach," said Thames, who will lead the fourth-seeded Aztecs against top-seeded Arizona in the West regional semifinals Thursday...
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego State's journey to just its second Sweet 16 appearance began the day point guard Xavier Thames traded the wheat fields of eastern Washington for the beaches of Southern California.
"I think everybody would take the beach," said Thames, who will lead the fourth-seeded Aztecs against top-seeded Arizona in the West regional semifinals Thursday night...
The glass slipper was on the floor. This year, the Aztecs stomped on it.
San Diego State – well, Xavier Thames, really – took out 12th-seeded North Dakota State 63-44 at Spokane Arena on Saturday afternoon to exorcise the ghosts of last year’s NCAA Tournament loss to Florida Gulf Coast and earn just the school’s second trip to the Sweet 16.
The news gets even better: The...
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Xavier Thames sent San Diego State home. As in back to the sunshine of California and a spot in the Sweet 16 for the second time in school history.
Whether he was dropping 3s, finessing floaters in the lane or leading the Aztecs' suffocating defense, Thames would not let North Dakota State become this year's version of Florida Gulf Coast.
Xavier Thames of San Diego State has been named Mountain West Player of the Year.
Thames was joined on the All-Conference First Team by Cameron Bairstow, Deonte Burton, Larry Nance Jr. and Kendall Williams.
On the Second Team are Daniel Bejarano, Khem Birch, Anthony Drmic, Tyler Johnson and Ryan Watkins.
Birch was also named Defensive Player of the Year.
Freshman of the Year honors...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Xavier Thames had been struggling with his shot for weeks until a step-back 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer Saturday night seemed to snap San Diego State's top scorer out of his funk.
Thames shot 7 of 12 from the field to finish with 22 points and the 13th-ranked Aztecs unveiled a new motion offense in their 82-67 victory over Fresno State.
San Diego State...
After playing five games in 11 days, the No. 24 San Diego State Aztecs looked tired against Washington. A second-half surge changed all that in a hurry.
Following a sluggish first half, in which the Aztecs trailed by nine at the break, San Diego State rallied for a 70-63 win on Sunday.
Xavier Thames scored 19 points, and Winston Shepard added 17 for the Aztecs (7-1), who won their...
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December 08, 2013
Senior guard Malik Thames, the younger brother of San Diego State standout Xavier Thames, is a very promising prospect in his own right....
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Xavier Thames scored 22 points and No. 16 San Diego State overcame a sluggish start to beat New Mexico 75-70 on Wednesday night for its ninth straight victory.
The Aztecs (16-2, 2-0 Mountain West) also ended New Mexico's winning streak at 13 games.
The Lobos (15-3, 1-1) opened the game with a 10-0 run, with Drew Gordon beginning the spree with a dunk off Kendall Williams'...
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January 19, 2012