Player Profile: Al Thornton
#14 AL THORNTON
Weight: 235 lbs.
Birthdate : December 7, 1983
College: Florida State
NBA Years: 3
Drafted: Selected 14th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft
Career Transactions: Traded by LA Clippers to Washington in a three-team deal that also sent Zydrunas Ilgauskas, a 2010 first-round draft pick and the rights to Emir Preldzic to Washington, and sent Antawn Jamison and Sebastian Telfair to Cleveland, and Drew Gooden to the LA Clippers (2/17/10).
Professionally: Has seen his FG% rise in all three of his professional seasons (.429 in 2007-08, .446 in 2008-09, .473 in 2009-10)…Scored the 3,000th point of his career in Washington’s final game of the 2009-10 season (vs. IND, 4/14)…Scored 10 points in the 2009 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Phoenix in 2009...Scored his 2,000th career point vs. MEM (3/4/09), and became the second rookie of 2007 NBA Draft class to reach 2,000 points…Named to the 2008 NBA All-Rookie First Team. ..
Personally: Son of Alford and Philomenia Thornton…Was a Sociology Major at Florida State…Native of Perry, Georgia where he attended Perry High School…Averaged 27.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals as a Senior at Perry…Named MVP at the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game and the Georgia/Tennessee All-Star Game following his Senior season… Worked with the Salvation Army Seimon Family Youth and Community Center to adopt families and provide them with a holiday dinner and gift distribution…Partnered with Feed the Children to help feed families in the Los Angeles area.