Thornton playing for Montepaschi Siena (2012)
|No. 11 – Strasbourg IG|
|League||LNB Pro A|
July 30, 1977 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Paul Laurence Dunbar
|College||Tallahassee CC (1995–1997)
St. John's (1998–2000)
|NBA draft||2000 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2000–present|
|2000–2003||Oregon Scientific Cantù|
|2005–2006||Winterthur FC Barcelona|
|Career highlights and awards|
After graduation from St. John's University, where he played for two years, Thornton moved to Italy, where he made a name for himself over the following decade. Thornton spent his most successful years with Montepaschi Siena for which he played on three occasions, winning as many national championship titles.
A highly versatile shooting guard, Thornton earned an All-Euroleague Second Team selection in the 2007–08 season. On August 8, 2012, Thornton signed with Dinamo Sassari. On December 25, 2013, he signed with Strasbourg IG for the rest of the season.