Marcus Thornton (basketball, born 1987)
Thornton with the Kings in December 2013
|No. 5 – Houston Rockets|
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|
Marcus Terrell Thornton (born June 5, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft by the Miami Heat.
- 1 College career
- 2 Professional career
- 3 NBA career statistics
- 4 Personal
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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.
New Orleans Hornets (2009–2011)
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.
Sacramento Kings (2011–2014)
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.
Brooklyn Nets (2014)
Boston Celtics (2014–2015)
Phoenix Suns (2015)
Houston Rockets (2015–present)
NBA career statistics
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|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "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". NBA.com. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
- "Suns Complete Deal with Boston for Thornton, Draft Pick". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- "Rockets Sign Marcus Thornton". NBA.com. July 25, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
- "Hornets Take UCLA's Collison". WDSU.com. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2011-08-03.