Thornton playing for Montepaschi Siena (2012)
|Born||July 30, 1977|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Paul Laurence Dunbar|
|NBA draft||2000 / Undrafted|
|2000–2003||Oregon Scientific Cantù|
|2005–2006||Winterthur FC Barcelona|
|Career highlights and awards|
Marvis Linwood "Bootsy" Thornton III (born July 30, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player.
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 and being an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in 2008.
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.
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- "Dinamo Sassari officially lands Bootsy Thornton". sportando.net. August 8, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- "SIG Strasbourg announced Bootsy Thornton". Sportando.net. Retrieved 25 December 2013.