Aniya Thomas’ record includes a No. 50 ESPN ranking as a guard, listing as a three-star recruit and leading her team to two 6A state championships — and that was just as a student at Duncanville High School.
The 5-foot-7 freshman guard for the University of Kansas Jayhawks has achieved plenty in college to make parents Aaron and Crystal Thomas proud. She has started in 11 of her 29 games during her freshman 2018-19 season, with a per-game average of 4.8 points. Logging double-digit statistics in rebounds, assists and steals (33, 22 and 22, respectively) has made her a go-to player for the team.
Her strongest games have been against school rivals Oral Roberts University and Texas Christian University. She made seven field goals against ORU and “a career-high four steals against TCU, according her college bio. The ORU game saw her score 17 points, as well. In a match-up against Baylor University, Thomas achieved her season high in single-game rebounds (five) on Jan. 16.