Vols checking out point guard

Given freshman Dane Bradshaw's meltdown (three turnovers in five minutes) Wednesday night at Mississippi State, Tennessee may need to intensify its search for a young point guard.

One prospect who might fill the bill is Josh Thornton, a 6-foot-1 junior from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden-Wyoming, Delaware. Not only is he a quality ballhandler; he's also a deadly scoring threat from the outside.

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.


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