Al Thornton starred at Perry High not too long ago and now he's making a name for himself in the NBA.
NoleDigest makes a case for Los Angeles Clipper Al Thornton to enter the discussion for NBA Rookie of the Year.
This summer, when Al Thornton was drafted 14th overall by the L.A Clippers, many didn't expect him to be a key contributor right away, but after Elton Brand's injury, Thornton was forced to step up. While he has had some growing pains along the way, Thornton has started to come on as of late, and now looks like he can be a serious player in the NBA for some time to come.
Al Thornton, a rookie for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers scored 33 Wednesday night against Atlanta.
January 31, 2008
Noledigest will track the former Seminole star's performance in the NBA. Thornton was selected in the first round last year in the draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.
November 11, 2007
Florida State senior forward is heading west to play professional basketball for the Los Angeles Clippers after the franchise selected him in the NBA Draft 1st round Thursday night.
Standout Seminole forward Al Thornton earns All-American Third Team honors for his play in 2006-07.
Thornton becomes first AP All-American in Florida State history.