Xavier Thames
Xavier  Thames


Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Pleasant Grove High

Last College:
Washington State

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195




Men's Basketball-San Jose State Postgame Notes

M. Hoops-San Jose State postgame notes


Men's Hoops to Play at San Jose State Saturday Night

Men's Hoops to play at SJSU on Saturday


M. Basketball Opens Two-Game Road Trip at Air Force on Wednesday

M. Hoops to play at Air Force on Wednesday


Men's Hoops to Face UNLV Saturday Afternoon at Viejas Arena

M. Hoops to host UNLV Saturday afternoon


M. Basketball Welcomes Wyoming to Viejas Arena on Wednesday

M. Hoops welcomes Wyoming on Wednesday


SDSU vs. New Mexico State

SDSU vs. New Mexico State NCAA Tournament Second Round photos by USA TODAY Sports


No. 8 SDSU vs. No. 20 New Mexico (USATSI)

USATSI gallery, men's basketball


No. 10 SDSU vs. No. 21 New Mexico - 3/8/14

USATSI Gallery, men's basketball


No. 13 San Diego State vs. Fresno State - 3/1/14

USATSI gallery, men's basketball


No. 5 San Diego State vs. Air Force

No. 5 San Diego State vs. Air Force

Bio entering 2013-14

As A Junior (2012-13 Season)
MW Rankings: 3rd in free-throw percentage
NCAA Rankings: 111th in free-throw percentage

Played in 30 games and earned the starting nod 25 times... A back injury forced him to miss four games, all of which were during conference play... Averaged 9.5 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 28.7 minutes... Scored in double figures 15 times... Led the team in scoring three times and in assists seven times... Ended the season having played 32 or more minutes in a season-best six straight games, which was a season first... Posted three or more assists 14 times... Had a career-high five steals and a team-high three assists vs. No. 9/9 Syracuse (11-11-12)... Finished with nine points and three rebounds vs. San Diego Christian (11-12-13)... Scored 11 points and had a game-high five assists and a career-high two blocks at Missouri State (11-17-12)... Shared team-high honors with four assists vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11-21-12)... Connected on a then-career-high three three-pointers en route to a season-best 14 points at USC (11-25-12)... Made a career-high five three-point field goals and finished with a season-high 19 points, while adding four assists vs. UCLA (12-1-12)... Nailed 3-of-4 three-point field goals and finished with 11 points and three assists vs. UC Santa Barbara (12-6-12)... Scored a game-high 17 points and had three assists vs. Point Loma Nazarene (12-18-12)... Finished with 10 points, three assists and a pair of steals vs. San Francisco (12-22-12)... Recorded 12 points, three assists and a game-high four steals vs. Indiana State (12-23-12)... Made all four free-throws before finishing with 11 points vs. No. 3/3 Arizona (12-25-12)... Made 2-of-3 three-point attempts in the first half vs. CSU Bakersfield (1-2-13) before not returning in the second due to a low-back strain. He finished with six points, which snapped his four-game double-figure scoring streak... Connected on 3-of-5 from distance and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line en route to 14 points in 31 minutes vs. Colorado State (1-12-13). The game was his first since missing one game (at Fresno State) due to a strained back... Returned from a back injury at Nevada (1-23-13) and scored eight points in 20 minutes... After missing two straight games (back), returned to play 13 minutes, scored five points, grabbed a season-high four rebounds, added three assists and blocked a career-high two shots vs. Fresno State (2-9-13)... Scored 12 points, his first double-digit scoring game in his last five games played, and pulled down a season-high four rebounds at No. 24/24 Colorado State (2-13-13)... Was a perfect 5-for-5 from the free-throw line to help him reach double figures in scoring with 10 vs. Nevada (2-23-13)... Knocked down half of his 10 field-goal attempts to finish with 11 points, while also recording four rebounds, two assists and zero turnovers vs. Air Force (3-6-13)... Scored team-high 18 points (season-high six field goals), which was his second-highest output of the season, at Boise State (3-9-13)... In a season-high 37 minutes, he scored 18 points, on a season-high nine free-throws, and added a season-high six rebounds and five assists vs. Boise State (3-13-13) in the quarterfinals of the MW tournament... Scored a team-high 14 points, had a season-high six rebounds and two steals vs. No. 15/14 New Mexico (3-15-13) in the semifinals of the MW tournament... Produced five pointns, a season-high six rebounds and four assists in the second round of the NCAA tournament vs. Oklahoma (3-22-13)... Started vs. Florida Gulf Coast (3-24-13) in the third round of the NCAA tournament and finished with eight points and a team-high six assists.

As A Sophomore (2011-12 Season)
MW Rankings: 3rd in free-throw percentage, 3rd in minutes played, 5th in assists, 5th in assist-to-turnover ratio, 19th in scoring
NCAA Rankings: 80th in free-throw percentage, 130th in assists per game, 171st in assist-to-turnover ratio

Earned honorable mention all-Mountain West accolades... Played in 31 games and earned the starting nod 30 times... One of three to average double figures in scoring at 10.1 points... Led the team in assists with 128 and assist average (4.1)... Also led the team in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.64)... Was SDSU's top free-throw shooter among those with 50 or more attempts at 82.8 percent... Grabbed 3.2 rebounds per game... Scored in double figures 13 times and poured in 20 or more points three times... Led the team in scoring three times, rebounding three times and assists 21 times... Had at least six assists 10 times... Finished the season with 128 assists, which is the 16th-most in SDSU single-season history and the third-most by a sophomore... Ended the season by making 24 of his last 25 free-throw attempts... Had 16 points and eight assists in his first game as an Aztec vs. Bryant (11-11-11)... Finished with 10 points and four assists at No. 11/12 Baylor (11-15-11)... Went the length of the floor and hit the game-winning layup with less than two seconds left vs. USC (11-17-11); he finished with 12 points and a game-high four assists... Had one of his best games of his career as he went for 20 points and 10 rebounds, for his first career double-double, and added a game-high six assists at UC Santa Barbara (11-26-11)... In 41 minutes vs. the Gauchos, he made a career-best 13 free throws and committed just one turnover... Recorded his second straight 20-point game with a then career-high 21 points on a personal-record seven field goals vs. No. rv/22 Creighton (11-30-11); he also added a game-high six assists... Finished with a game-high seven assists vs. No. 24/23 California (12-4-11)... Registered his second double-double with 11 points and a game-high 11 assists at San Diego (12-7-11)... His points-assists double-double and his double-digit assist game were SDSU's first since March 1, 2008... The 11 assists were the most in a road game since Dec. 1, 1986... Missed three games (Elon, Redlands, San Diego Christian) due to a strained right MCL suffered at practice... Scored a career-high 22 points on a career-high seven field goals, including a personal-record three three-pointers, and added four assists against one turnover at New Mexico (1-18-12)... Made all six free throws and finished with 10 points, a team-high three assists and zero miscues at Colorado State (1-28-12)... Recorded a game-high eight assists and grabbed six rebounds at No. 14/16 UNLV (2-11-12)... Went for nine points, a game-high six assists and a game-high two steals vs. Wyoming (2-22-12)... Scored all 15 of his points in the second half vs. Colorado State (2-25-12) to spark SDSU's successful rally... Enjoyed a near perfect shooting night by going 7-for-8 from the field and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line en route to 16 points at TCU (3-3-12); he also grabbed seven rebounds... Knocked down both of his three-point field goal attempts and finished with 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Boise State in the MW quarterfinals (3-8-12)... Finished with seven points and six rebounds vs. Colorado State (3-9-12) in the semifinals of the MW Championship... Turned in five points and three rebounds vs. North Carolina State (3-16-12) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

As A Redshirt (2010-11 Season)
Sat out after transferring from Washington State prior to the 2010-11 campaign... Practiced with the team the entire season.

As A Freshman at Washington State (2009-10 Season)
Played in all of Washington State's 31 games, while making four starts... The Cougars finished with a 16-15 record (6-12 Pac-10)... Three of his four starts came during Pac-10 Conference play (at Arizona State, at Washington, vs. UCLA)... Averaged 4.6 points and 1.5 rebounds... Was the first player off the bench 10 times... Played at least 12 minutes in 29 of WSU's 31 contests... Had four double-figure scoring games, the first of which came at No. 17 Gonzaga (12-2-09) when he scored 11 points... Prior to the Gonzaga game, he helped the Cougars to the 2009 Great Alaska Shootout title... In the championship game vs. San Diego (11-28-09), he had a career-high five assists... Scored 11 points vs. Oregon (12-31-09) in the Pac-10 opener... Finished with 10 points vs. California (1-14-10)... His best game of his career came in his start at Washington (1-30-10)... He made a career-high six field goals en route to a personal-best 15 points; he also played a career-high 26 minutes vs. the Huskies... Grabbed a career-high four rebounds vs. Stanford (1-16-10) and at UCLA (1-23-10)... Recorded a career-high three steals vs. Oregon State (1-2-10) and had at least one steal in the final five games of the season (1.6 spg).

High School
Earned three letters and was a three-year team captain as point guard at Pleasant Grove High School... Was a top-20 point guard in the class of 2009... Helped the team advance to the third round of playoffs as a senior before losing on a buzzer beater... The team finished 25-6... Was named a first-team all-league and first-team all-city selection... Averaged 21 points, six assists, six rebounds and three steals a game... Voted team MVP as a junior while leading team to 16-14 record... Honored as a first-team all-league and second-team all-city pick... Averaged 26 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals a game... Averaged 20 points, four assists, five rebounds and four steals a game while earning first team All-Delta River League honors as a sophomore... Played football during his first two years of high school and was a wide receiver and free safety... Received interest from Arizona, Iowa State, Colorado, Oregon State and Saint Mary's.

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