St. John's basketball - Rob Thomas Half-Season Conference Report

(stats acquired from Statsheet.com. Photos courtesy of Red Storm Sports. All stats are as of February 10th.)

Rob Thomas, perhaps, should be officially saddled with the "injury-prone" label. He is currently struggling with a groin injury, the latest in a long line of maladies to befall the forward. It's too bad he can't play more minutes, because at 6'6", he makes me a believer that short guys can play power forward.

Sometimes, against skilled, well-trained opponents, he has a hard time clearing out space and putting the shots up near the hoop. But generally, he has been great at getting shot attempts from 5 feet in with an unnatural touch; he releases the ball and it wants to find the bottom of the net.

Rob Thomas vs ConnecticutHis offensive rebounding numbers in conference are tremendous; he really has a nose for the ball. And when he gets it down low, he's going to put up the shot - his shot percentage is very high.

Thomas' low minutes total allows him to play a hard-nosed role; but I wonder where the driving ability he used to have has gone. And where is that jump shot, with range out to the three-point line that he displayed last year? Then again, it is hard to compare to last year, since he spent so little time on the court.

His defense is tough and physical, but he's not tall enough to bother fellow forwards' shots. But he stays down and works for defensive position.

Below are tables with Thomas' conference numbers from this year and his freshman year. To better understand the individual tempo-free statistics mean, read here and a glossary of terms here.

See the full half-season spreadsheet here for all players.

Tempo-free Statistics. Conference Games only

Rob Thomas
2007-08
2008-09
STAT
Value
Value
Minute Pct
7.7
19.7
Floor Pct
47.9
54.8
Offensive Rating
92.3
103.2
Shot Pct
20.3
32.9
Effective FG Pct
56.6
46.1
True Shooting Pct
53.1
48.1
Free Throw Rate
53.3
35.8
2pt FG Point Pct
70.0
81.8
3pt FG Point Pct
15.0
0.0
FT Point Pct
15.0
18.1
Off Reb Pct
14.0
18.1
Def Reb Pct
11.6
12.0
Assist Pct
0.0
3.2
Steal Pct
2.1
2.0
Turnover Pct
20.5
12.5
Block Pct
0.0
1.1

Per-Game Statistics, Conference Games only

Rob Thomas
2007-08
2008-09
STAT
Value
Value
Games Played
10
6
Games Started
0
0
Min Per Game
5.6
14.5
FG Pct
53.3
46.2
3pt FG Pct
50.0
0.0
FT Pct
37.5
57.1
Free Throw Rate
53.3
35.8
Pts Per Game
2.0
7.3
Reb Per Game
1.2
3.8
Off Rebs Per Game
0.7
2.3
Def Rebs Per Game
0.5
1.5
Assists Per Game
0.0
0.2
Steals Per Game
0.2
0.5
TO Per Game
0.4
0.8
A/T Ratio
0.0
0.2
Blocks Per Game
0.0
0.2
Fouls Per Game
0.5
1.3
Foul Outs
0
0
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