Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#25 Reiko Thomas
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.
High School: Narbonne HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Reiko Thomas' career and season-by-season stats

2010-11:Named Pac-10 All-Academic ... Missed the first seven games of the season while rehabbing from ankle surgery ... Saw her first minutes of play this season in the win at New Mexico ... Scored six points and dished out two assists in her season debut ... Thomas played seven minutes in the win over New Mexico State ... She grabbed three rebounds and had one steal ... In the win over North Texas, she scored two points, grabbed two rebounds and dished out three assists ... In 20 minutes of action in the win over Iona, she scored eight points, grabbed four rebounds and handed out four assists ... In the win over Oregon, she was 3-of-4 from the field and 2-of-3 from the free throw line to score eight points ... Also grabbed three rebounds and handed out two assists ... She played 21 minutes in the 67-65 win over Oregon State, scoring six points and picking up two steals ... Thomas played 22 minutes in the loss at No. 4/4 Stanford and scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds ... In the loss to California, she score five points and grabbed three rebounds and a steal ... She had five points, five assists and nine rebounds in the loss to No. 4/3 Stanford ... Got her first start of the season in the win over ASU ... She scored nine points, handed out three assists, and grabbed three rebounds and two steals ... In the win over Washington State, she scored two points and grabbed five rebounds while handing out one assist ... In the win at Washington, she grabbed one rebound and one steal in 15 minutes of play ... Thomas scored four points and handed out three assists in the loss to No. 11/9 UCLA ... In the win over USC, she scored four points and grabbed one steal ... In the win at Oregon State, she scored two points, grabbed one rebound, one steal and dished out one assist ... In the win at Oregon, she scored two points, grabbed one rebound and dished out an assist ... In the Pac-10 Tournament win over Oregon, she scored six points and grabbed four rebounds while handing out an assist and grabbing a steal ... Thomas had four points, two assists and a rebound in the Pac-10 Tournament win over USC ... In the Pac-10 semifinal against Stanford, she grabbed one rebound and one steal in five minutes of action ... Ended the season with six points, seven rebounds and three assists in the WNIT loss at Utah State.

2009-10:Led the Pac-10 in free throw shooting with a .904 (75-of-83), connecting on 44-of-47 (.936) during conference play ... Became program's all-time leader in career free throw percentage with a two-year mark of .854 (169-of-198) ... Saw action in all but one game of her second collegiate campaign, sitting out the road game against Washington State due to injury ... Finished season by playing all 40 minutes and scoring nine points in Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinal round game against Stanford ... Tallied season-high 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting while making all six free throws and dishing out three assists against UCLA ... Posted eight points and eight rebounds in 39 minutes against USC ... Collected eight points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals against Cal State Northridge ... Hit 4-of-7 shots to finish with 14 points in 38 minutes against Oregon State ... Tallied 13 points and five rebounds on 4-of-6 shooting against Washington ... Inserted into starting lineup for first of 10-straight games and posted eight points and career-high 11 rebounds against Washington State ... Posted 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists in a record-breaking win over Oregon ... Made 5-of-6 shots to finish with 13 points to go along with career-best seven assists against Alabama A&M ... Tallied 17 points and six rebounds against Miami (Ohio).

2008-09:Acclimated well to the collegiate game as one of Arizona's main scoring threats in her first season with the Wildcats ... Finished third on the team in scoring at 9.9 points per game and tied for second overall with 296 points scored ... Also averaged 3.1 rebounds while connecting on 81.7 percent of her free throws, good for fourth on the all-time single-season list ... Averaged 32.4 minutes played per game while starting 19 of 30 contests ... Scored in double figures in half of her games played ... Registered career-best 23 points while hitting 11-of-12 free throws against Long Beach State ... Connected on 6-of-10 shots to finish with 14 points against Stanford ... Made four field goals and four free throws to tally 13 points against Washington ... Bounced back from ankle injury to finish with 16 points and five rebounds against USC ... Knocked down four three-pointers to end up with 15 points against Stanford ... Posted 16 points and five rebounds in Pac-10 opening contest against California ... Posted 19 points on 9-of-9 tally from the free throw line to partner with six steals, four rebounds and three assists against Middle Tennessee ... First double figure game came with 15 points and six rebounds against Loyola Marymount ... Made intercollegiate debut with eight points and six boards against Toledo.

High School:Named CIF-Los Angeles All-City Most Valuable Player in 2007-08 ... Helped lead the Gauchos to the City Section Championship and co-titlist for Marine League ... Averaged 16.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game as a senior, leading team to a 35-4 record and becoming a top candidate for Daily Breeze Girls Basketball Player of the Year ... First-team all-state selection after both freshman and senior campaigns ... Team reached the regional finals in final prep season and was ranked among the Top 50 in the nation.

Personal:Born Reiko Kamilah Thomas in Los Angeles ... Daughter of Eric and Gina Thomas ... Majoring in sociology ... Enjoys spending time with family, going to church and shopping during her free time ... Most people don't know she is one-quarter Japanese ... Most prized possessions are her phone and purses ... Would most like to meet President Obama.

I chose Arizona because ... of the atmosphere, the coaches and team, the people, the athletics, the great Tucson weather and because it's pretty close to home.

Career Highs

Points23, vs. Long Beach State, 12/14/08
Rebounds11, vs. Washington State, 2/4/10
FG Made6, four times
FG Att18, vs. California, 1/2/09
3FG Made4, vs. Stanford, 1/4/09
3FG Att8, vs. Stanford, 1/4/09
FT Made11, vs. Long Beach State, 12/14/08
FT Att12, vs. Long Beach State, 12/14/08
Assists7, vs. Alabama A&M, 12/29/09
Steals6, at Middle Tennessee, 11/28/08
Blocks1, five times
Minutes40, several