Brian Thornton

6-8, 255, Sophomore, Forward


Hometown - Louisville, Ky.

High School - duPont Manual

Vanderbilt Record Book
•6th in freshman single-season rebounds per game with 4.6

2001-2002 Notes
•Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team, becoming just the sixth Commodore to earn SEC All-Freshman honors
•Among SEC freshmen last season, finished second in rebounding (4.6), second in blocks per game (0.59) and fourth in free-throw percentage (.703)
•For just the second time this season, did not score against Houston
•Against Kentucky, scored a career-high 17 points, played a career-high 29 minutes and missed second straight double-double by one rebound
•Recorded his first career double-double with 11 rebounds and 10 points in just 20 minutes at Tennessee
•His five points at Florida was the fewest in the past eight games
•His eight made and 10 attempted FTs at home against Tennessee both were the second highest of his career (9-12 vs. Hampton)
•Tied a career high with three assists against LSU
•Battling illness, tied his career high with 28 minutes at Ole Miss
•Five made baskets vs. Georgia is second-most this season and his 12 points is the third-most
•Versus Auburn, recorded career highs in rebounds (14), field goal attempts (11) and minutes (27)
•Only Commodore to record a double-digit rebound game this season, grabbing 14 rebounds versus Auburn and 11 boards against Southeast Missouri State, Morehead State and at Tennessee
•Earned a start in his first collegiate game and has 16 starts for the season to lead the freshmen
•Recorded a then-season high in points (15) and season high in field goals made (7) and assists (3) against Centenary
•Was essential in securing Hampton win, making 9-of-12 free throws, including six straight between the 5:25 and 2:45 marks
•Against Western Kentucky, was perfect from the field (3-3) and the free-throw line (6-6), while grabbing five boards
•Led team in scoring one time, rebounding 11 times, assists four times, steals one time and blocked shots a team-high 12 times

duPont Manual High School
Averaged 20 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks per game as a senior...Reached the 1,000-point plateau as a two-year starter...Named Second- Team All-State by the Louisville Courier-Journal and was second in the newspaper’s voting for Regional Player of the Year...Led school to two regional runner- up finishes...McDonald’s Honorable Mention All-American...Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American...Two-time All-State...Two-time All- Region...Two-time All-District...Two-year team captain...Holds school record for career blocks...Participated in the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star game.

Worth Knowing
Has two sisters, Melanie, age 14, and Torrie, age 9, and one brother, Essie, age 6...Also lettered in football...Nickname is Deuce...His father was a world-class sprinter...Mother is from Uganda.

Year G-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct
2001-02 32-16 604-18.9 76-148 .514 0-0 .000 78-111 .703


53/94 147-4.6 95-2 33 42 20 9 230 7.2




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