Christian Thomas wins MVC Player of the Week

The Missouri Valley Conference named Loyola forward Christian Thomas its Player of the Week for the final week of the regular season Monday. In two Ramblers win, Thomas averaged 20.5 points and 10.0 rebounds.

Thomas posted 20 points and 6 boards as Loyola knocked off Drake in overtime to secure the No. 6 seed at the MVC Tournament.

He then scored 21 points and 12 rebounds on his senior day at Gentile Arena as Loyola held off Missouri State 65-51.

That effort put Christian Thomas at No. 21 all-time in scoring at Loyola with 1,284 career points. Next up on that list is Walter Robertson, who had 1,297 points for his career.

Thomas returns home to St. Louis this week as the Ramblers face No. 3 seed Indiana State in the quarterfinals of Arch Madness on Friday.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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