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Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2002-03 Florida State

Did Not Play Redshirted

2003-04 Florida State

30

51.7

42.9

50.0

0.2

0.2

1.8

0.2

2.8

2004-05 Florida State

29

54.3

28.6

53.8

0.5

0.6

4.4

0.7

9.1

2005-06 Florida State

30

51.8

47.6

74.4

1.0

0.3

6.9

1.2

16.1

2006-07 Florida State

35

53.0

44.4

79.0

1.5

1.1

7.2

0.7

19.7

DIV I Totals

124

52.8

43.7

70.1

0.8

0.6

5.2

0.7

12.3

2007 Pre-Draft Scouting Report by Matthew Maurer

Assets
Physically Thornton is a jaw dropper type of athlete … Because of the high energy level and aggressiveness Thornton plays with, he draws a good number of fouls from opposing players … Has developed his upper body strength well and possesses an NBA ready body … Does a great job of getting rebounds out of position thanks to his leaping ability and foot speed … Runs the court like a guard … Is a threat in transition where he is a tremendous finisher … Loves to face-up the opposing defender and blow by them using his length and explosive first step … Excellent lateral quickness enables him to be a very good help defender … Owns a great set of hands that allows him to catch passes without a problem (even bad passes) … Possesses three point range on his shot … Converts with ease around the basket … Despite being a senior that’s a year older than most, he has a load of potential and has yet to scratch the surface … Versatile player who will be a match-up problem for most defenders … Has developed into a great free throw shooter …

Liabilities
Despite his physical gifts he’s not the rebounder one would expect … Ball handling ability is satisfactory at the collegiate level but will clearly need to be refined as he is prone to turnovers … Defensively, while he is a adequate shot blocker, he still bites too often on pump fakes … Mid-range shooting has improved but is still not consistent … Back to the basket skills are still a work in progress … Although he is an extremely talented player his ability to fit a position could be a concern … Despite his age, his fundamentals and basketball IQ are still not yet there as he often relies more on his athleticism … Lacks the court vision to be a real factor as a passer … Tends to get frustrated at times and force shots that aren’t there … Has a bad habit of getting out of control on his drives to the basket … Will need to focus on developing his post footwork as it is unrefined ...

 

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