The top junior point guard on Tennessee's recruiting list recently led his
team to a stunning upset.
, a 6-1, 170-pounder from Caesar Rodney High of Camden-Wyoming,
Del., hit five 3-pointers in guiding his team to a shocking victory over
Sussex Tech, the No. 1 seed in the state playoffs. Though still slowed by a
knee injury, Thornton finished with 17 points.
Sussex Tech hammered Caesar Rodney 76-58 just two weeks earlier, limiting a
limping Thornton to 8 points.
Rated one of the top 60 juniors in America by TheInsiders.com, Thornton is
averaging 23 points per game this season. He made an official visit to UT
for the Florida game on Jan. 31 but also is getting attention from UCLA,
Tennessee has two point guards on its current roster -- sophomore C.J. Watson and freshman Dane Bradshaw. Like Thornton, both are capable of
playing off-guard, as well as the point.