Bootsy Thornton

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Bootsy Thornton
Bootsy Thornton.jpg
Thornton playing for Montepaschi Siena (2012)
Personal information
Born (1977-07-30) July 30, 1977 (age 41)
Baltimore, Maryland
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolPaul Laurence Dunbar
(Baltimore, Maryland)
NBA draft2000 / Undrafted
Playing career2000–2014
PositionShooting guard
Career history
2000–2003Oregon Scientific Cantù
2003–2005Montepaschi Siena
2005–2006Winterthur FC Barcelona
2006–2007Akasvayu Girona
2007–2008Montepaschi Siena
2008–2011Efes Pilsen
2011–2012Montepaschi Siena
2012–2013Dinamo Sassari
2013–2014Strasbourg IG
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.

High school[edit]

Thornton played basketball at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, in Baltimore, Maryland.

College career[edit]

Thornton will forever have a place in St. John's Red Storm lore, thanks to his 40-point performance against Duke on January 24, 1999, including seven three-pointers.[1]

Professional career[edit]

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.[2] On December 25, 2013, he signed with Strasbourg IG for the rest of the season.[3]


  1. ^ COLLEGE BASKETBALL; A Defiant St. John's Falls to Duke in Overtime
  2. ^ "Dinamo Sassari officially lands Bootsy Thornton". August 8, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  3. ^ "SIG Strasbourg announced Bootsy Thornton". Retrieved 25 December 2013.

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