Bootsy Thornton

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Bootsy Thornton
Bootsy Thornton.jpg
Thornton playing for Montepaschi Siena (2012)
Free agent
Position Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1977-07-30) July 30, 1977 (age 39)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Paul Laurence Dunbar
(Baltimore, Maryland)
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present
Career history
2000–2003 Oregon Scientific Cantù
2003–2005 Montepaschi Siena
2005–2006 Winterthur FC Barcelona
2006–2007 Akasvayu Girona
2007–2008 Montepaschi Siena
2008–2011 Efes Pilsen
2011–2012 Montepaschi Siena
2012–2013 Dinamo Sassari
2013–2014 Strasbourg IG
Career highlights and awards

Marvis Linwood "Bootsy" Thornton III (born July 30, 1977) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Strasbourg IG in France.

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]


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