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Damon Thornton


Full Name:
Damon Roosevelt Thornton
Position:
Forward
College:
North Carolina State
Height:
6-8
Weight:
240
High School:
Atlantic Shores Christian, Virginia Beach, Va.
Birthdate:
August 5, 1977
Birthplace:
Norfolk, Va.

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
  Ranks sixth in school history in career field goal percentage at 54.7%.
  Ranks fourth in school history with 146 career blocked shots.
  Became the only player to lead the Wolfpack in blocked shots in four different seasons.
  Recorded 11 career double-doubles.
  Participated in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament and Nike Desert Classic, and earned All-Tournament honors in Portsmouth.


AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE
  As a senior, missed the first nine games of the season due to suspension.   Recorded a career-high 15 rebounds against Georgia Tech.
  Ranked second on the team in rebounding (7.2 rpg).
  Led N.C. State in blocked shots (29).
  Blocked career-high five shots against Cal Poly.

  As a junior, finished the season ranked sixth in the ACC in rebounding (7.6 rpg) and blocked shots (1.6 bpg).
  Recorded five double-doubles.
  Scored in double figures 16 times, more than double his previous career total.
  Set a career-high with five blocked shots in back-to-back games against Florida State and Maryland.
  Scored a career-high 23 points against Arizona State.

  As a sophomore, led the Pack with 6.3 rebounds per game and shot a team-best 60.1% from the field.
  Led the team with 35 blocked shots.
  Had six double-figure rebounding games.
  Posted career-high 14 rebounds in back-to-back games vs. Maryland and Virginia.
  Suffered a strained ligament in his hip and groin region early in the season and did not practice with the team regularly until January 1, although he still saw action in games.

  Received a medical redshirt in 1997-98 after suffering a broken bone in his right foot on November 23.
  Had started each of the Wolfpack's three games before the injury.

  Became the first freshman in school history to lead the team in rebounding (7.0 rpg), the second freshman to lead the team in blocked shots (27) and the third freshman to top the squad in field goal percentage (55.0%).
  Named to the ACC All-Rookie Team, leading all ACC rookies in rebounding, double-doubles (four) and field goal percentage.
  Was an Honorable Mention All-ACC selection.
  Missed the final three regular season games and the postseason with an injured hip.


STATISTICS
SEASON G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST PTS AVG
1996-97 23 71 129 .550 35 65 .538 161 32 179 7.8
1997-98 3 7 9 .778 5 7 .714 22 1 20 6.7
1998-99 32 86 143 .601 50 89 .562 202 28 223 7.0
1999-00 32 124 236 .525 54 78 .693 243 17 305 9.5
2000-01 20 55 110 .500 27 53 .509 143 8 138 6.9
TOTALS 110 343 627 .547 171 292 .586 771 86 865 7.9
Three-point field goals: 1996-97, 2-for-9, (.222); 1997-98, 1-for-1 (1.000); 1998-99, 1-for-2 (.500); 1999-00, 3-for-10 (.300); 2000-01, 1-for-2 (.500). Totals: 8-for-24 (.333).


 
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