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There is no question Etan Thomas is Syracuse's top shot-blocker.
Not only does he pace the program in blocks but his 424 rejections are also 97 more than Bouie's total. To put that into perspective, Thomas is further ahead of Bouie than Bouie is ahead of Jeremy McNeil, who is sixth on the list.
Thomas has the top two single-season totals ever, and he is the only player to block 130 shots in a season. Oh yeah, he did it twice. Until Melo rolled through, Thomas held the single-game record of nine blocks, which he reached three times in his career.
Thomas made blocking an art form. He could reject players at the rim or pin the ball on the glass from behind. His career average of 3.5 blocks a game is almost a full block more than the second-highest average. And he even holds the team record for most blocks by a sophomore (138) and a junior (131), while having the second-highest total by a senior (107).
No one was more prolific that Thomas. He's the only Syracuse player to block at least 100 shots in three seasons. In fact, he's the only one to block at least 100 in TWO seasons.
Thomas may not be one of the best players ever for Syracuse. But if you were fielding the program's all-defensive team, Thomas is almost certainly the starting center.
All stats courtesy of cuse.com unless otherwise noted.