Al Thornton
Full Name: Al Thornton
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 220
Birthdate: December 7, 1983 (Perry, Ga.)
High School: Perry HS (Perry, Ga.)
College: Florida State
 

Florida State
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 30 0 30 58 .517 21 42 .500 3 7 .429 54 6 7 7 84 2.80
2004-05 29 4 101 186 .543 57 106 .538 4 14 .286 128 20 14 18 263 9.10
2005-06 30 30 171 330 .518 122 164 .744 20 42 .476 208 37 29 9 484 16.1
2006-07 35 35 244 460 .530 166 210 .790 38 81 .444 251 24 53 40 690 19.7
Totals 124 69 546 1034 .528 366 522 .701 65 144 .451 641 87 103 74 1521 11.9

Career Highlights: Named Third-Team All-American by The Associated Press as a senior. Named Second-Team All-American by Rivals.com. Named to All-ACC Second Team and All-District First-Team after his junior season. Originally signed with Florida State during the summer of 2002, but did not enroll until December of 2002. Was fully eligible as a student and player upon his arrival but decided to redshirt for 2002-03 season.

Senior (2006-07): Started all 35 games and led Florida State and the ACC in scoring with a 19.7 average, to go with a career-high 7.2 rpg. Shot 53 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range. Averaged 23.5 points per in ACC play. Scored 20 or more points 18 times and 30 or more twice, including a career-high 45 points in a win over Miami. Had six double doubles, including a 30-point, 16-rebound effort in a loss to Virginia.

Junior (2005-06): Started all 30 games and led the team in scoring (16.1 ppg). Scored 19 or more points nine times. Scored a then career-high 37 points twice in losses to Boston College and Duke. Recorded eight double-doubles, including a 37-point, 15-rebound effort against Duke. Posted a season-high five assists in the same game. Shot a career-high .476 from three-point range and .518 from the field.

Sophomore (2004-05): Played in 29 games and started four. Finished second on the team in scoring (9.1) and shot a career-high .543 from the field. Scored in double figures 12 times and had a season-high 26 points in a win over Wake Forest.

Freshman (2003-04): Came off the bench in all 30 games and averaged 2.8 points.

Strengths: Versatile scorer who showed significant improvement throughout his college career. Likes to face the basket and take defenders off the dribble. Shoots the deep ball with confidence.

Personal: Al is the son of Alford and Philomenia Thornton. Comes from a tall family. His dad stands 6-foot-6 and three sisters are all nearly six-feet.


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