As a Junior (1989-90): Started 43 of 61 games in the first two seasons as a Hurricane … returns as the most experienced Cane … possibly the best pure shooter on the UM team … One of the finest free throw shooting players in the country with a career mark of 90.8% (108-119).
As a Sophomore (1988-89): Displayed increased confidence in his shot and ability to create offensive opportunities … started 17 of his 30 appearances, missing only the Florida Atlantic Game with the flu … was No.1 on the UM team in free throw percentage with a mark of 95.5% (42-44), including making good on his last 33 straight attempts from the charity stripe … led the team in assists with 109 (3.6apg) … recorded 10 assists, three steals and four points in opener vs. Maryland- Eastern Shore … led the Canes in rebounding vs. UCLA with six boards while adding seven assists … shot a perfect three-for-three from the field, including two-for-two on three-pointers for eight points vs. Bethune-Cookman … Tallied five points and four rebounds vs. an oversized Duke team … Tallied nine assists, four rebounds and four points in helping Miami to a 102-66 win over Long Island … Made seven of eight free throws for 11 points while adding three rebounds, three assists and two steals in Miami’s 102-69 defeat of Pennsylvania … scored all eight of Miami’s overtime points in 99-94 OT win at NCAA tourney … Dished out five assists in upset of No.16 Kansas, 87-86 … Shot a perfect three-for-three FG’s and four-for-four FT’s for 10 points while adding two rebounds and eight assists in 107-86 win over Brigham Young … Miami was 3-0 when Hocker scored in double figures.
As a Freshman (1987-88): Demonstrated great basketball instincts and big time passing skills as he recorded a team leading 130 assists, the highest individual total since the rebirth of the UM Program … received a baptism by fire when his first career start came against Gary Grant of Michigan (first round NBA pick of Seattle, later traded to LA Clippers) when he held his own with four points and five assists … dished out 10 assists in Miami’s 96-68 victory over Colgate in the first round of the City of Miami Classic … scored 14 points against Duquesne at the great Alaska Shootout … scored 11 markers and dished out five assists in Miami’s road to victory over Providence (83-77) … is joined by Joseph Randon as the two Hurricanes from the state of Texas.
High School: Two year starter at Highland Park High School … two year team captain … as a senior was first team all-district … Most Valuable Player District 9-5A … first team all-region 11-5A … first team all-metro … named most valuable player in the Arlington Classic, where he scored 35 points in the final game … McDonald’s All-American nominee … starter at the BCI Texas Shootout … played in the AAU Junior Olympics in Jacksonville … state runner-up at the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame Game three-point contest … participated in the Texas High School Association All-star game … averaged 18 points, 3.5 rebounds, and eight assists per game in leading Highland Park to a 27-5 record … as a junior, connected on 86% of his free throws … led team to a 19-11 record averaging 15 points and five assists per game … named first team all-district and second team all-metro … coached in high school by Tom Shelton.
Personal: Born April 21, 1969 … Full name is Thomas Helm Hocker.