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Joseph (Joe) Randle Thomas #50

Position: Forward
Height: 6'6“
Weight: 205 lbs.
Born: March 9, 1948
Hometown: Canton, GA
High School: Marist H.S., Atlanta/Ralph J. Bunche, Canton

Prep Career

Joe graduated from Marist High School in Atlanta, Georgia, but played his prep ball at Ralph J. Bunche, in Canton, Georgia, where he was the leading scorer and rebounder on a team that lost only one game in his junior year. Eddie Mathews and Al McGuire were neighbors in Brookfield and the Atlanta Braves third baseman helped Al recruit Thomas. Thomas didn't play his senior year, because of transferring schools, yet he was still a highly-coveted recruit.

Marquette Career

Season GP FG-M FG-A FG% FT-M FT-A FT% Reb Avg PF Pts Avg
1967-68 29 54 121 .446 7 23 .304 105 3.6 34 115 3.9
1968-69 29 112 264 .424 36 57 .631 256 8.8 74 260 8.9
1968-69 13.0
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He was named Marquette's team captain during the 1969-70 season.

Al McGuire called Thomas “the unsung hero of our (1968-1969) record.”

All-Time Marquette Rankings

  • 23rd, Rebounds (607)

Accolades

  • 1970 All-NIT Second Team

Professional Career

He was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 6th round (10th pick) of the 1970 NBA draft.


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