Position
Forward
Height
6'8
Weight
230 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Orlando, Fla.
Previous School
Odessa College
High School
Edgewater HS

SENIOR SEASON (2008-09)
Played in 33 games, starting on Senior Night against Vanderbilt (3/4) … Equaled career high for second and third time in LSU career with seven points versus Northwestern State (Nov. 23) and seven versus South Carolina (1/14) … Had double figure rebounds of 10 vs. Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament (3/14) … Played double figure minutes in 25 games as the primary backup in the center position for starter Chris Johnson … Averaged 2.6 points per game, 3.0 rebounds and 13.8 minutes per game … In all played in 50 games over 1 ½ seasons with six starts … For the second straight season was over 50 percent from the field, making 53.2 of his attempts (33-of-62).

JUNIOR SEASON (2007-08)
After averaging 12.7 minutes a game, 2.7 points and 4.0 rebounds on the Canadian tour, Thornton’s first season at LSU was shortened after tearing a pectoral muscle in the weight room, requiring surgery … He returned to practice on Jan. 8 and played three minutes against Mississippi State the following day … Would start five games in late January and early February … Best game came against Ole Miss (1/12) when he scored seven points with eight rebounds in 27 minutes … Season best rebound total of nine came versus Arkansas on Jan. 29 … Played a season-best 36 minutes that night … Averages 1.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 12.8 minutes per game.

PRIOR TO LSU
As a junior in high school, Edgewater HS team won a state title … Team had a national appearance on ESPN in a high school game telecast …. Ended high school career ranked among the top 35 post players in the country … At Odessa, averaged 7.1 points and 8.9 rebounds as a freshman, earning WJCAC Honorable Mention and All-Conference … Averaged 8.9 points and 7.5 rebounds, making 54 percent of his field goal attempts. 

PERSONAL
Nickname is “Q” … Born in Orlando, Fla. … Birth date is Sept. 25, 1986 … Right handed … Chose LSU “because it is a great school and it’s just like home” … Parents are Vivian Fowler and Ronnie Thornton … One brother, DJ (4) and a sister, Tenaha (14) … Major at LSU is sociology … Favorite dessert is chocolate cake .. Favorite pro athlete is Amare Stoudemire and favorite team the Phoenix Suns.

Top Performances

Points
Season: 7, twice
Career:  7, three times

Rebounds
Season:  10, vs. Miss. State, 3/14/09
Career:  10, vs. Miss. State, 3/14/09

Field Goals Made
Season:  3, twice
Career:  3, three times

Free Throw Made
Season:  3, vs. NW State, 11/23/08
Career:  3, vs. NW State, 11/23/08

Assists
Season:  2, five times
Career:  3, at Auburn, 1/30/08

Blocks
Season:  2, twice
Career:  2, twice

Steals
Season:  2, four times
Career:  2, four times

Minutes Played
Season:  24, at Georgia, 2/4/09
Career:  36, vs. Arkansas, 1/26/08

Top Career Scoring Games
1.  7, vs. S. Carolina, 1/14/09
1.  7, vs. Northwestern State, 11/23/08
1. 7, at Ole Miss, 1/12/08
4. 6, at Ole Miss, 1/17/09
5. 6, vs. SE Louisiana, 1/3/09
6. 4, 10 times

 

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