Big East Beckons Thornton

Josh Thornton, a 6-foot-1 guard out of Delaware, will stay on the East Coast. The Caesar Rodney scorer gave a commitment to a Big East school Monday night.

Josh Thornton, ranked No. 92 in the country, committed to Georgetown Monday night according to his traveling team coach Duane Coverdale.

"They went up and visited a couple of times," Coverdale said. "He had actually been up there just before he came down to Bob Gibbons [Tournament of Champions]. We got there that Friday and he had been there that Thursday. He really liked it."

Apparently, Thornton liked GU's campus enough to make it official and offer a commitment. Tennessee and Arkansas had also offered.

"What he does best is shoot the ball. Off the dribble, catch and shoot, hand in his face, he can shoot the ball with the best of them. He can get it off and he can make it go in."

Thornton was the top 3-point shooter in the state of Delaware last year. He played through knee injuries and was named honorable mention all-state. Clearly, he Eric Boateng are the two top prospects in the First State in 2005.

Coverdale thinks that eventually Thornton will move over to the point and says that Thornton is already showing signs of being able to handle the transition.

"He's played for teams he's had to carry and he's just used to scoring. The sky is the limit; his work ethic is second to none. He's not running around thinking his game is complete by any stretch of the imagination. I think it's a great get for Georgetown."

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