Here was a case of a solid player not fitting into the Thompson system. Largely forgotten today, Thornton averaged 27 points per game at Caesar Rodney HS in Wilmington, DE, with Rivals.com ranking him among the top 40 shooting guard in the nation. He opened his GU career with seven points in six minutes in a game versus Fairfield, yet played only 13 minutes the remainder of the season, scoring only three points thereafter.

Thornton transferred to Towson, where he grew into one of the Tigers' most reliable scorers. Counting his meager 10 points at Georgetown,Thornton finished his Towson career with 1,002 points, averaging 49.9% from the field, and 39.1% from three point range, becoming the school's all-time three point scorer. He averaged 11.1 points a game for the Tigers over a 91 game career.

It's hard to say if Thornton would have become this kind of scorer for Georgetown, but he certainly had the skills for it.

 

Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

2005-06 6 0 20 3 7 42.9 2 4 50.0 2 2 100 0 3 0.5 1 0 0 0 10 1.7
Totals 6 0 20 3 7 42.9 2 4 50.0 2 2 100 0 3 0.5 1 0 0 0 10 1.7