2010 ATL Prospect Lands In ACC

At the end of the day, junior Marcus Thornton picked the school that wanted him the most. On Saturday night, the forward opted to end his recruitment.

The Clemson Tigers moved strong on a 2010 prospect and got one committed Saturday night.

Marcus Thornton a combo forward out of Atlanta (Ga.) Westlake, looked around at ACC programs Wake Forest and Maryland but found Clemson to be his match.

"They've been there the longest and they were the most interested," Thornton said. "They showed me I was their No. 1 and it kind of all made sense."

Thornton's versatility allowed him to average 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4.5 blocks as a sophomore. Like many high school forwards, he's going to try and transition from the paint to the perimeter. "

They see me being versatile and playing a lot of different positions. They see me at the three and the four and earning playing time early in my career.

"(My power forward strength is) probably my athleticism and ability to block shots. I've been playing the power forward pretty much all my life."

He's got an eye on that three-man slot down the road. "I've been working a lot on my ball handling and my shooting. I'm trying to put the pieces together and be the total package."


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