Thornton spurs huge upset

The top junior point guard on Tennessee's recruiting list recently led his team to a stunning upset.

Josh Thornton, 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, among others.

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.


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