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Thornton, Al
Background
2007-08 SEASON: Averaged 12.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 27.3 minutes in 79 games played (31 starts)…named to the T-Mobile NBA All-Rookie First Team…completed the most successful season of any Clippers lottery selection since 1999, averaging more points than any Clips lottery selection since Lamar Odom (16.6)…second leading scorer among all NBA rookies…finished as a leader among all rookies, finishing eighth in rebounds, 12th in assists, 10th in field goal percentage (.429), fourth in three-point percentage (.331), ninth in free throw percentage (.743) and fifth in minutes (27.3)…equaled the Clippers rookie record for most points in a game and scored the most points of any Clipper this season when he had 39 points vs. Memphis on 3/29/08…averaged 15.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in 31 starts…scored 20+ points 20 times and hit for 20+ points in back-to-back games six times…reached 30+ points in three games…equaled Clippers franchise record for most turnovers in a game with 10…led team in scoring 16 times and rebounding eight times…led team in assists once, steals 10 times and blocks 12 times…had seven double-doubles…11/2/07 vs. Golden State, in NBA and Clippers debut tallied five points (2-6 FG, 1-2 FT), three rebounds and one steal in 18:43...11/21/07 vs. Denver, made 1st start of NBA career, scored 12 points (4-14 FG, 3-6 FT) in 21:35...12/2/07 vs. Indiana, scored 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 FT)…12/4/07 vs. Milwaukee, DND-Sprained right ankle...1/30/08 vs. Atlanta, exploded for 33 points (13-20 FG, 5-5 FT) - became 1st Clippers rookie since Lamar Odom on 4/19/00 to reach 30+ points...2/9/08 at Philadelphia had 1st career double-double with 18 points (8-18 FG, 2-4 FT) and 10 rebounds in 37:51...3/12/08 at Orlando, had 17 points (8-24 FG, 1-2 FT) and five rebounds in 35:17...24 field goal attempts season-high by Clippers player...3/29/08 vs. Memphis, equaled a Clippers team rookie record with 39 pts (13-23 FG, 10-12 FT) to go with three rebounds and a career-high five steals...

COLLEGE: (Florida State): Career: Averaged 12.3 points and 5.2 rebounds over his four-year collegiate career…connected on 65-144 3FG (.451) over his career…finished his career ranked seventh in school history in points (1,521), third in three-point field goal percentage (.438) and sixth in free throws made (366)…one of only two players in school history with at least 1,500 points and 600 rebounds…2006-07 (Senior): Named Third-Team All-American by The Associated Press…named a Second-Team All-American by Rivals.com…All-ACC First Team selection and voted as the ACC Player of the Year Runner-up…finalist for the Wooden, Naismith and Rupp Awards as the nation’s best collegiate player…started all 35 games and led Florida State and the ACC in scoring with a 19.7 ppg scoring average and a career-high 7.2 rebounds per game…shot 53 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range…became the first player in school history to lead the team in blocked shots and steals in the same season…2005-06 (Junior): Averaged 16.1 points and 6.9 rebounds in 30 games played…named to All-ACC Second Team and All-District First Team…started all 30 games and led Seminoles in scoring (16.1 points)…scored 19 or more points nine times and 30 or more points on three occasions…averaged 23.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in six games against opponents who played in the NCAA Tournament…recorded eight double-doubles including a 37 point, 15 rebound outing vs. Duke…connected on a career-high .476 from three-point range…2004-05 (Sophomore): Played in 29 games, started four…finished second on team in scoring (9.1 ppg)…shot career-high .543 from the field…scored in double figures 12 times…2003-04 (Freshman): Came off the bench in all 30 games and averaged 2.8 points… 2002-03: Was fully eligible to play for the Seminoles but chose to take a redshirt season…
Personal

Son of Alford and Philomenia Thornton. Named to the 2007 NBA Summer League First Team after averaging 17.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 29.0 minutes in five games played for the Clippers entry. Was a Sociology Major at Florida State. Native of Perry, Georgia where he attended Perry High School. Averaged 27.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals as a Senior at Perry. Named MVP at the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game and the Georgia/Tennessee All-Star Game following his Senior season. Comes from a tall family with his dad standing 6’6” and his three sisters are all nearly six feet.
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Brand, Elton POS:42 -Forward
Davis, Paul POS:40 -Center
Dickau, Dan POS:10 -Guard
Kaman, Chris POS:35 -Center
Knight, Brevin POS: -Guard
Maggette, Corey POS:50 -Forward
Mobley, Cuttino POS:5 -Guard
Powell, Josh POS: -Forward-Center
Ross, Quinton POS:13 -Guard-Forward
Thomas, Tim POS:2 -Forward
Thornton, Al POS:12 -Forward
 
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