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    Clayton Thomas
    42 Clayton Thomas
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Elgin, Ill.

    High School:
    Larkin

    Height / Weight:
    6-7 / 240

    Position:
    Forward

    Birthdate:
    06/30/1981

    AT ILLINOIS...
    In his fourth season as a walk-on at Illinois under both Lon Kruger (2000) and Bill Self (2001, 2002 and 2003) ? Saw action in eight games as a junior, playing a total of 13 minutes and scoring two points and grabbing four rebounds ... Saw action in one game in 2000-01 in the home win against Iowa ? Played two years of football at Larkin and four years of basketball ? Was a two-year starter on the Larkin varsity basketball team ? Upstate 8 Academic All-Conference selection in 1998 and 1999 ? Made the 1998 Hinsdale Central Thanksgiving All-Tournament team and set the tournament single-game rebounding record with 18.

    PERSONAL...
    Born June 30, 1981 ... Parents are Richard and Faith Thomas ? Has two younger sisters, Sarah and Jillian ? Father, Richard, played basketball at Kansas and was a 1965 Champaign News-Gazette All-State selection from Dieterich, Ill. ? Named to the National Honor Society at Larkin High School ? Majoring in marketing.

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