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Marcus Thornton biography

Date of birth : 1987-06-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-31
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the Sacramento Kings, NBA Draft

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Marcus Thornton is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA.

2009-10 :

Finished his first regular season averaging 14.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists in 26.0 minutes per game over 73 games (17 starts)…in 17 starts, averaged 19.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 37.2 minutes…had 52 games of 10+ points, 21 games of 20+ points (he is the first rookie not selected in the first round to do so since Dino Radja, who had 23 such games during the 1993-94 season), three games of 30+ points…among rookies, ranked fourth in points per game (14.5), sixth in free-throw percentage (.814), eighth in minutes per game (25.6) and ninth in three-pointer field-goal percentage (.374)…set a rookie franchise record with 117 three-pointers made this season…combined with Darren Collison to become the leading rookie scorers in Hornets history – as they had 2,003 points on the year…the rookie duo also combined to average the most points per game for a pair of rookies in Hornets history with 26.9 ppg…hit the 1,000-point mark on the season, doing so in 1,771 minutes—the fastest rookie to 1,000 points since Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant during the 2007-08 season (he did so in 1,710 minutes)…finished ranking seventh in franchise history with 720 bench points in his rookie year…scored franchise rookie record-tying 37 points at CLE 2/23; also set franchise record for points in a quarter (23 in second) and franchise record for points off the bench (previous: 33 by Dell Curry); set a franchise-record for points in a quarter and tied the 3rd most points by an NBA rookie off the bench since the 1976-77 season…had 15 points, career-high 7 assists vs. UTA 4/9… totaled 36 points, most points in a start this season, vs. CHA 4/7… scored 28 points (12-22 FG, 4-9 3FG) in 7th start of season vs. DAL 3/22… had 14 points, career-high tying 6 assists at GSW 3/17… scored 28 points (4-7 3FG) at PHX 3/14… had 28 points, 6 rebounds vs. GSW 3/8… poured in 30 points (6-7 3FG; 6 tied for franchise rookie record) vs. SAS 3/1…22 points, career-high 6 assists and 2 blocks vs. OKC 2/3… scored career-high 25 points vs. PHO 2/1… had 20 points (5-8 3FG) vs. CHI 1/29… scored 18 points at GSW 1/27… had 19 points in first career start at POR 1/25… scored 16 points vs. SAS 1/18… 13 points, 5 rebounds at IND 1/16… 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals at WAS 1/10… had 10 points and career-high 6 rebounds vs. NYK 12/11… scored 20 points (8-13 FG, 3-5 3FG) at MIN 12/9… 19 points off the bench vs. PHX 11/19… scored 20 points vs. POR 11/13… scored first NBA points of career on tip-in vs. TOR 11/6…missed 10 games this season (5 – inactive, 1 – DNP-CD, 4 – lower back contusion).

COLLEGE:

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 and with a 20.4 scoring average, ranked sixth all time…finished eighth in school history with 168 three-pointers…as a senior, averaged 21.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists…was second in the conference in scoring…scored in double-digits 19 times to close out the 2008-09 season…as a junior, 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…averaged 26.9 points in his second season at Kilgore Community College…was named a First-Team Junior College All-American and MVP honors for Region XIV in his second season…as a freshman, averaged 14.5 points, shooting an incredible 65 percent from the field.

PERSONAL:

two brothers…majored in interdisciplinary studies…grew up in Baton Rouge, La….played host to a series of Hornets summer camps during the 2010 off-season…has participated in the Emerge Program, which is a joint partnership between the Hornets and the Salvation Army that provides incentives to students in grades 6-8… Thornton handed out $100 gift certificates to students who had perfect attendance at Drew Elementary School in New Orleans.


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