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.