Thomas Walkup

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Birthday
30, 1992
Birthplace
Texas
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1992 (age 26)
Birthplace
Texas

About

6'4" swingman who made his mark on college basketball when he led the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks to an upset of third-seed West Virginia in the 2016 NCAA tournament, which provided the perfect showcase not only for his play but also for his signature, prodigious beard.

Before Fame

Although he starred at Deer Park High School, averaging almost 26 points and nine rebounds as a senior, SFA and Houston Baptist were the only two schools to offer him a scholarship.

Trivia

He followed up his 33-point first round performance with 21 points against Notre Dame in the second round of the 2016 tournament, but the Lumberjacks fell just shy of a second straight upset. He was named Southland Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.

Family Life

He was born to Lisa and Raymond Walkup and has a brother who also played college basketball.

Associated With

His performance helped prematurely end the season of Bob Huggins' West Virginia Mountaineers.