Al Thornton life and biography

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Al Thornton biography

Date of birth : 1983-12-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Perry, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-28
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, Forward for the Warriors, NBA Draft

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Al Thornton is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has formerly played for the Los Angeles Clippers and the Washington Wizards.

2009-10 :
Averaged 10.7 points and 3.9 rebounds in 75 games (46 starts), including 10.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in 24 games (16 starts) for Washington…Connected at a career-best .473 clip from the field…Scored a season-high 31 points for the Clippers vs. MIN (11/23)…Scored 20+ points six times, and recorded three double-doubles…Had a season-high 11 rebounds twice as a member of the Wizards (2/24 vs. MEM, 3/7 at BOS)…Dished a season-best five assists for Washington vs. NYK (2/26/10)…Tied his career-high with four blocked shots in a Wizards win vs. DEN (2/19)…Missed seven games (3/26-4/6) due to a strained right hip flexor.

2008-09 :
Averaged 16.8 points and 5.2 rebounds in 37.4 minutes per game in 71 games (67 starts) for the Los Angeles Clippers...Finished second on team in minutes played (2,654)...Scored 10+ points 25 times and 20+ points 28 times...Scored 30+ points four times...Grabbed 10+ rebounds once and had one double-double.

Averaged 12.3 points and 5.2 rebounds over his four-year collegiate career…connected on 65-144 3FG (.451) over his career…finished his career ranked seventh in school history in points (1,521), third in three-point field goal percentage (.438) and sixth in free throws made (366)…one of only two players in school history with at least 1,500 points and 600 rebounds…2006-07 (Senior): Named Third-Team All-American by The Associated Press…named a Second-Team All-American by…All-ACC First Team selection and voted as the ACC Player of the Year Runner-up…finalist for the Wooden, Naismith and Rupp Awards as the nation’s best collegiate player…started all 35 games and led Florida State and the ACC in scoring with a 19.7 ppg scoring average and a career-high 7.2 rebounds per game…shot 53 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range…became the first player in school history to lead the team in blocked shots and steals in the same season…2005-06 (Junior): Averaged 16.1 points and 6.9 rebounds in 30 games played…named to All-ACC Second Team and All-District First Team…started all 30 games and led Seminoles in scoring (16.1 points)…scored 19 or more points nine times and 30 or more points on three occasions…averaged 23.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in six games against opponents who played in the NCAA Tournament…recorded eight double-doubles including a 37 point, 15 rebound outing vs. Duke…connected on a career-high .476 from three-point range…2004-05 (Sophomore): Played in 29 games, started four…finished second on team in scoring (9.1 ppg)…shot career-high .543 from the field…scored in double figures 12 times…


Is the son of Alford and Philomenia Thornton…Was a sociology major at Florida State…Native of Perry, Georgia where he attended Perry High School…Worked with the Salvation Army Seimon Family Youth and Community Center to adopt families and provide them with a holiday dinner and gift distribution in Los Angeles while playing for the Clippers…Partnered with Feed the Children to help feed families in the Los Angeles area.

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