17 Facts About Al Thornton


Willie Alford Thornton was born on December 7,1983 and is an American professional basketball player for Penarol Mar del Plata of the Liga Nacional de Basquet.


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


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


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.


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


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


On May 13,2008, Al Thornton was named to the 2008 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Al Thornton is the son of Alford and Philomenia Thornton.