He is averaging 23.5 points per game and leads his state in 3-pointers made with 4.43 per game (31 in seven games), according to DEPreps.com. He made 77 treys as a sophomore.
Thornton, who plays for the Delaware Sharpshooters AAU team, was born in New York. Growing up in a military family, he has relocated several times, spending one six-year stretch in Germany.
Several schools already are giving Thornton a long look, including UT.