Tyler Thornton

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Tyler Thornton
Marquette Golden Eagles
Position Graduate manager
League Big East Conference
Personal information
Born (1992-04-05) April 5, 1992 (age 25)
Silver Spring, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
College Duke (2010–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted

Tyler Damascus Thornton Thornton (born April 5, 1992) is an American basketball player who recently completed his college career for Duke University. Thornton was one of the top rated high school point guards in the class of 2010, as rated by Rivals.com. On September 13, 2008, Thornton committed to Duke.

Thornton is currently a graduate manager at Marquette University.

High school[edit]

Thornton attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. where he averaged 14.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.1 steals per game as a senior while maintaining a GPA over 3.3. He also lettered four times, twice named team MVP. He holds the school record for career wins. Thornton was named MVP of the Gonzaga D.C. Classic and the Hoopball Classic. Tyler made the all-tournament teams at the Iolani Classic and Alhambra Invitational. In his senior year he was named to two all-conference teams and the Gonzaga Coaches award in 2008. Named D.C. Sports Fan Freshman of the Year and Gonzaga Mr. Assist award in his first season on varsity. He also played AAU basketball on the D.C. Assault with his Duke Blue Devil teammate Josh Hairston.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tyler Thornton
Washington, D.C. Gonzaga College High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sep 13, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92

College career[edit]

Thornton committed to Duke University on September 13, 2008, over Georgetown, North Carolina State, Texas, and Virginia.[1] He was known by many fans to be a hardworking player.


  • Washington D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year (2010)
  • House of Hoops Male Basketball Athlete of the Year in Washington (2010)
  • Holds ACIT record for most steals in a tournament
  • First team All-Conference times in high school
  • Three Time Team MVP
  • MVP of the Gonzaga D.C. Classic and the Hoophall Classic in (2010)
  • Most wins in Gonzaga College High School History
  • D.C. Freshmen of the Year (2006)
  • Gonzaga Coaches Award
  • Gonzaga Mr. Assist Award
  • MVP of the 15-under Adidas Super 64 (2007) and of the 16-under division (2008)


  1. ^ Tyler Thornton (2010-03-18). "Basketball Recruiting - Tyler Thornton - Player Profiles - ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17.