HR Sports Star: Marcus Thornton

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – With 17 points Wednesday night against Northeastern, William & Mary senior guard Marcus Thornton went over 2,000 career points and moved into second place on the school’s all-time scoring list.

Thornton only needs 37 points to become the all-time scoring leader at The College of William & Mary. With three games left in the regular season as well as the CAA tournament, barring injury Thornton should end his career as the all-time scoring leader.

Each of the last three years, the Upper Marlboro, Maryland native has averaged 19 points per game and he currently ranks 24th nationally, scoring 19.1 a game.

Thursday he was named one of 16 finalists for the inaugural Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award.

For his efforts, Marcus Thornton has been named this week’s HR Sports Star of the week.