Marcus Thornton (basketball, born 1987)
Thornton with the Kings
|No. 4 – Boston Celtics|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
June 5, 1987 |
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Tara (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall|
|Selected by the Miami Heat|
|2009–2011||New Orleans Hornets|
|Career highlights and awards|
He played two years at Kilgore College, a junior college in Kilgore, Texas, where he earned All-American honors. He completed his collegiate career at Louisiana State University where he was named the 2009 Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year.
Thornton was the 43rd pick by the Miami Heat at the 2009 NBA Draft, but his rights were traded to the New Orleans Hornets. On February 23, 2010, Thornton broke the Hornets franchise record for the most points scored in a quarter with 23. He finished with 37 points. At the end of the season, he was named to the All-Rookie Second Team.
On March 14, 2011, Thornton scored a career high 42 points against the Golden State Warriors. In the lockout-shortened 2011–12 NBA season, Thornton played 51 games and averaged 18.7 points. On January 24, 2014, Thornton tied his career high in a loss to the Indiana Pacers.
On July 10, 2014, he was traded to the Boston Celtics in a three-team trade involving the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets.
NBA career statistics
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- "Kings Acquire Marcus Thornton from the New Orleans Hornets in Exchange for Carl Landry". NBA.com. 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- "Nets Acquire Marcus Thornton from Sacramento". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
- Celtics Complete Three-Team Trade
- "Hornets Take UCLA's Collison". WDSU.com. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2011-08-03.