Marcus Thornton Stats, College, Professional Career, Awards, Fiancée, Salary and Net Worth

Published Date   20th Sep. 2017, 00:43 am
Marcus Thornton Stats, College, Professional Career, Awards, Fiancée, Salary and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Marcus Terrell Thornton
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $58,979,592.00

American professional basketball player, Marcus Thornton stats was fairly high enough to establish him as one of the remarkable players.


Born in 1987, Marcus Thornton last played for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before playing at NBA, he played college basketball for Kilgore College and LSU. NBA drafted him in 2009 after which he started playing for Miami Heat. Marcus Thornton stats grew as he played with several other teams including New Orleans Hornets, Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets.

Early Life and Education

Marcus Thornton was born on June 5, 1987 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is an American and belongs to black ethnicity. Thornton attended Tara High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana before he enrolled in Kilgore College in 2005 and LSU in 2007 where he played basketball.

College Stats and Awards

When Thornton was a junior college student in Kilgore College, Texas, he averaged 14.5 points while shooting at 65% from the field. Similarly, Marcus Thornton stats increased in his second year during which he averaged 26.9 points. This score earned him first-team Junior College All-American Honors. Furthermore, he also won MVP honors for Region XIV.

After completion of sophomore year, Thornton transferred to Louisiana State University. In the junior year, he averaged 19.6 points and shot 81.7% from the free-throw line. The score was recorded as the second-best in the conference.

In his senior year, Marcus Thornton states read 21.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. This score, consequently, earned him the 2009 Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year. He finished his LSU with 1,347 points and 20.4 average score which ranked him 6th all-tie player.

Professional Career Highlights and Stats

Miami Heats selected Marcus Thornton in the 43rd overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, but traded to New Orleans Hornets. He made Hornets’ record with 37 points as a rookie in a 2010 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

It was the third most points by an NBA Rookie since 1976-77 season. As a result, he received NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2009-10. He further set a rookie record with 117 three-pointers in a season.

In the beginning of 2011, Hornets traded Marcus Thornton to the Sacramento Kings for Carl Landry. The same year, he scored a career-high 42 points against the Golden State Warriors.

Marcus Thornton stats read 18.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals in the 2011-12 season. This stats is based on all the 51 games that he played. Similarly, he made another career-high 42 points in 2014 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

In 2014, Thornton went to play with Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans. He had his best game for Nets in March 9 where he scored 27 points win over the Kings. Likewise, he scored a season-high 21 points for Boston Celtics to win over the Washington Wizards on December 2014.

The following year, Celtics traded Marcus Thornton to Phoenix Suns. Marcus Thornton stats in 2014-15 went down because of his Archilles’ tendon injury. Because of the injury, he only appeared in total of 9 games and turned to a non-rotation player on a non-playoff team.

In July 2015, Marcus Thornton signed with Houston Rockets. For Rockets, he scored season high 32 points; however, the team lost to the Brooklyn Nets. After Rockets waived him off, he signed with the Washington Wizards on March 2016.

Two days after signing with Wizards, he made debut for them playing against Utah Jazz, the game that Wizards lost. Marcus Thornton stats in the game records 2 points, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes.

In 2017, Wizards traded Thornton to Brooklyn Nets, but the Nets waived him the next day.

Personal Life, Fiancée and Children

Marcus Thornton is engaged to Lyndsey Duplessis. They have a daughter, Maleia, born on January 1, 2016. His cousin, Al Thornton, is also former NBA player.

Salary and Net Worth

The strong basketball player, Marcus Thornton stats have established his career and reputation. The available data states that his salary is $1.86 million. Further, he has a net worth of $58,979,592 which he accumulated through his astounding performance as a professional player.

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