16 Facts About Al Thornton


Willie Alford Thornton was born on December 7,1983 and is an American former professional basketball player for Club Atletico Aguada of the Liga Uruguaya de Basketball.

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Al Thornton had formerly played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards and the Golden State Warriors.

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Al Thornton led the ACC in scoring and averaged over 7 rebounds per game as well.

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Al Thornton's season came to a disappointing end as the Seminoles did not qualify for the NCAA tournament for the ninth straight season and were forced to play in the NIT.

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On June 28,2007, Al Thornton was taken 14th overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Al Thornton scored 20 of his 39 in the fourth quarter to seal the win and snap the Clippers' 10-game losing streak.

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On October 31,2008, Al Thornton had a double-double with 30 points and 11 rebounds, a season high.

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On February 17,2010, Al Thornton was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Washington Wizards as part of a three-team, six-player trade that sent Antawn Jamison from Washington to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, a 2010 first round pick and the rights to Emir Preldzic from Cleveland to Washington, Drew Gooden from Washington to Los Angeles, and Sebastian Telfair from Los Angeles to Cleveland.

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Al Thornton signed a contract with the Golden State Warriors on March 3,2011.

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On March 14,2011, Al Thornton scored 23 points against the Sacramento Kings, his most points as a member of the Warriors.

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On September 29,2012, Al Thornton signed with the Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

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In January 2016, Al Thornton returned to the Philippines to play again for the NLEX Road Warriors for the 2016 Commissioner's Cup.

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Al Thornton was tapped to represent the Mighty Sports PH the representative club of the Philippines at the 2016 William Jones Cup.

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On February 28,2018, Thornton signed with the Shimane Susanoo Magic of the Japanese B League.

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Al Thornton initially gone undrafted in the inaugural BIG 3 draft.

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Al Thornton is a cousin of fellow NBA player Marcus Al Thornton.

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