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Thomas The Tank Just Keeps Rolling

It is far from a secret that Deshaun Thomas likes to shoot the basketball. His teammates know it, his coaches know it and the fans know it. It has become such a running joke that the freshman from Indiana has earned a nickname from his teammates addressing that fact.

When Deshaun Thomas gets the ball on the offensive end for Ohio State, it is a given among fans that he is going to take a shot. Those expectations flow from his teammates as well. After all, they are the ones who have given him a nickname. They call him "Tank," as in the children's television character "Thomas the Tank Engine." Why? "You can't stop the tank from shooting," he said with a...

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