Summary: With Jared Sullinger gone, Deshaun Thomas has emerged as the true go-to option for Ohio State this season and is a Big Ten Player of the Year candidate. His ability to score the basketball from just about anywhere on the floor will intrigue plenty of NBA teams, but his lack of true NBA-level athleticism and weaknesses on the defensive end probably put him as a late first-round/early second-round prospect.
Player Comparison: Michael Beasley. Down to their left-handed shots, Thomas and Beasley have a lot in common. Both guys are triggered to score the basketball whether it is from the outside or using their muscle to do work down low. Neither guy will ever be praised for his defensive effort, and Thomas' ceiling is probably becoming a bench scorer, like Beasley is best suited doing at the next level.