2007-08Selected first-team All-CAA in 2007-08 and was named to the CAA All-Defensive Team for the third straight season... Runner-up for both the CAA Player of the Year and CAA Defensive Player of the Year... Named to the Old Spice Classic All-Tournament Team... Set a career-high with 17 rebounds in the season-opening win over Vermont... Tied that mark against Dayton... Set a career-high going 8 of 8 from the free throw line as the Patriots set a school record going 21 of 21... Scored career-high 29 points at Hofstra, going 12 of 15 from the field and 5 of 5 from the free throw line... Had 22 points against South Carolina... Had 17 points, 11 rebounds against Liberty... Had 20 points and 14 rebounds in win over Towson... Had 20 points and 13 rebounds at Delaware... Was 7 of 9 from the field with 16 points at James Madison and had a season-high with five assists... Had game-highs with 21 points and 15 rebounds against VCU while going 8 of 9 from the field... Had 18 points and a Ted Constant Convocation Center-record 16 rebounds at Old Dominion (2/9)... Had 24 points and 14 rebounds against Delaware (2/20)... Had 14 rebounds against UNCW in CAA Tournament Semifinals... Had 15 double-doubles this year, tops in the CAA... scored in double figures 76 times and had double-figure rebounds 34 times... Appeared in 131 straight games with 103 consecutive starts.
2006-07: Named Second Team All-District, Second Team All-CAA and CAA All-Defensive Team...Recorded 1,000th point of his career in CAA Tournament win over Old Dominion... Started all 33 games for the Patriots... Set career highs in season opener with 25 points and five assists... Had five double-doubles this season and has had 13 double-doubles in his career... Named CAA Player of the Week on Nov. 13, 2006... Passed Myron Contee and became the 15th player in Mason history with 500 rebounds with nine boards against Old Dominion... Also passed Jon Larranaga for 14th place, Carlos Yates for 13th and Rudolph Jones for 12th on the school's all-time rebounding list ... Tied Byron Tucker for 11th on the career rebounding list with six rebounds against Hofstra.... Was 10 of 11 shooting against Northeastern, tying the third-best single-game individual performance in school history and 15th-best performance of the year in NCAA Division I... With two blocks against VCU, tied Kenwan Alford for 13th on the career blocks list and passed him with block at James Madison... Has scored in double figures 48 times and had double-figure rebounds 15 times... Pushed career scoring average to better than 10.0 with 16 points at Towson... Tied career high with five assists against Kent State... Set new career high with six assists against Georgia State... Has appeared in 97 straight games with 69 consecutive starts.
2005-06: Started all 35 games for the Patriots and has appeared in 64 straight games with 36 consecutive starts... Was named to the CAA All-Defensive Team and led the conference in field-goal percentage shooting 58 percent from the field.... Was eighth in the CAA in rebounding with a 7.2 average... Was second on the team in rebounding and fourth on the squad in scoring... Enters his junior season second all-time at Mason in career field-goal percentage with a .588 career shooting percentage... Is also among the top 20 all-time at Mason in career rebounding average, and career blocks... Had six double-doubles on the season, including three in the NCAA Tournament... Twice named Chevrolet Player of the Game during Mason's run to the Final Four... Against Michigan State, had 18 points and 14 rebounds, shooting 8 of 12 from the field while coming up one shy of career high for rebounds... Had 10 points and 10 rebounds against Wichita State... Against a much taller front line, had 19 points and 12 rebounds against Connecticut... Averaged 13.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in five NCAA Tournament games... Set career-high with 21 points in regular-season finale against James Madison... Went 9 of 10 from the field, tying fourth-best individual effort in school history... Broke previous career-high of 18 points set against Northeastern... Followed that up by going 8 of 10 from the field against Georgia State, for a two-game shooting percentage of 85 percent... Averaged 9.0 points per game in the team's first 10 contests, but increased that to 12.9 points per game over final 25 games, second-best on the team... Grabbed career-high 15 rebounds against Delaware (Feb. 2)... Led the team in rebounding 16 times and the Patriots were 14-2 in those contests... Had seven or more rebounds 20 times and Mason was 17-3 in those games.
2004-05: Made 16 starts in 29 appearances... Averaged 5.7 points per game... Ranked second on the team in rebounding at 5.6 boards per outing... Named to the CAA all-Rookie team... Recorded 22 assists and 16 steals... Led the team in field goal percentage (.611)... Averaged 23.0 minutes per contest... Was second on the squad in blocked shots... Registered four double-digit scoring games, earning a career-high 12 points three times... Posted two double-doubles with 12 points and 11 rebounds at Old Dominion (1/15/05) and 12 points, 11 caroms at James Madison... Had 12 points vs. Delaware (1/31/05)... Logged 10 or more rebounds four times... Collected 10 boards at Morehead State (12/30/04)... Grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Manhattan (2/19/05)... Blocked a career-best four shots at Towson (2/9/05)... Earned CAA Rookie of the Week honors (1/17/05)... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring once and eight times in rebounding... Had 11 games of six or more boards... Earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the fall for outstanding work in the classroom.
HIGH SCHOOL: Had an excellent varsity career at Mount St. Joseph High School for coach Pat Clatchey... Selected 2004 and 2003 first-team Baltimore All-City/County and 2004 Baltimore City/County Player of the Year by the Baltimore Sun... Named All-Metropolitan first team in 2003 and 2004 and Metropolitan co-Player of the Year by theSun as a senior... Garnered first-team Baltimore Catholic All-League honors in 2004 and 2003... Selected the Baltimore Catholic League (BCL) tournament most valuable player as a junior and senior... Earned BCL Player of the Year honors in 2003... Led the Gaels to two consecutive BCL tournament titles in 2003 and 2004... Guided Mt. St. Joseph to back-to-back regular season BCL championships and an 82-17 record in three varsity seasons... Helped propel the program to its first Baltimore Sun No. 1 ranking... Named to the 2002 Baltimore Catholic All-League third team... Averaged 18.3 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.0 blocked shots and 3.0 steals per game as a senior... Received first-team Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) A Conference first team accolades...Led the Gaels to the MIAA A Conference regular-season championship as junior and senior... Scored a career-best 28 points in a game... Grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds in one contest.
PERSONAL: Full name is William Benson Thomas... Born July 1, 1986... 2004 graduate of Mount St. Joseph... Parents are Debbie and Leverne Thomas... Has two siblings, Kelly and Monica... Chose George Mason over College of Charleston, Fordham and St. Bonaventure.