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Marcus Thornton

  • Full Name: Marcus Terrell Thornton
  • Position: Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-4 / 205
  • Birthdate: June 5, 1987
  • College: LSU
Kilgore Community College
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 28 28 136 209 0.651 67 97 69.1 63 179 0.352 90 20 28 25 406 14.5
2006-07 24 24 207 435 0.475 158 196 80.8 74 208 0.356 159 70 8 34 646 26.9
Totals 52 52 343 644 0.534 225 293 0.767 137 387 0.354 249 90 36 59 1052 20.2
LSU
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2007-08 31 30 212 486 0.436 94 115 0.817 90 239 0.377 174 42 43 10 608 19.6
2008-09 35 35 256 542 0.472 149 200 0.745 78 201 0.388 192 75 56 13 739 21.1
Totals 66 65 468 1028 0.455 243 315 0.771 168 440 0.382 355 117 99 23 1347 20.4

Career Highlights:

Finished career at LSU after spending first two years at Kilgore Community College. Was the SEC's Player of the Year following his senior season. In just two seasons at LSU, he finished with 1,347 points, 21st all time for the Tigers. His 20.4 scoring average is sixth-best all time. Finished eighth in school history with 168 three-pointers.

Senior (2008-09):

Averaged 21.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists, and was the consensus SEC Player of the Year. Was second in the conference in scoring. Scored 30 points in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Butler. Also had four assists and three steals. Had 25 points and five three-pointers in second-round loss to eventual national champion North Carolina. Had back-to-back 30-point games against Mississippi State and Xavier. Went over the 1,000 career-point milestone against Arkansas. Finished the year with 19 straight games scoring in double figures.

Junior (2007-08):

Averaged 19.6 points (second in the SEC) and shot 81.7 percent from the free throw line, the second-best percentage in the conference. Made 90 three-pointers, the second most in a season in school history. Hit five or more three-pointers in a game on five occasions. Scored 38 points against both Auburn and Mississippi State. Had double-doubles against Arizona State, Wichita State, Georgia and Villanova.

Sophomore (2006-07):

Averaged 26.9 points. Was named a First-Team Junior College All-American. Was awarded MVP honors for Region XIV.

Freshman (2005-06):

Averaged 14.5 points, shooting an incredible 65 percent from the field. Established himself as dominant junior college player.

Strengths: Strong two-guard with a scorer's mentality and a knack for rebounding. Able to catch and shoot with a very quick release. Utilizes screens well, creating space for himself. Not afraid to get physical taking it to the basket.

Personal: Has two brothers. Majored in interdisciplinary studies.

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