Nov. 10, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
See Florida State’s All-America candidate Al Thornton blast off into cyberspace as althornton12.com is launched in conjunction with the beginning of the men’s basketball season opener for the 2006-07 season. The exciting new web page will have many exciting features on Thornton including his fact-packed biography, the many magazine and newspaper features he has appeared in, a colorful and exciting photo gallery and a mailbag section in which fans from around the world can ask the talented forward questions and return to see the answers on the site.
althornton12.com will be one of the tools utilized to promote the Seminoles’ All-America, National and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year candidate during the 2006-07 season. The site — which was designed by CSTV – the official website provider of Florida State athletics, features bio information, statistics, audio and video clips and news and quotes on Thornton.
The site will be maintained through out the season and give the media and fans up-to-date information on Thornton and the Seminoles.
Media interested in interviewing Thornton should contact Chuck Walsh in the Florida State Sports Information Office at 850-644-1077 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida State, who defeated No. 1 ranked Duke during the 2005-06 season, returns three starters and nine letter winners for the 2006-07 season as it looks to continue building on the rock-solid foundation which has been put into place by fifth-year head coach Leonard Hamilton. Led by Thornton, the Seminoles return more than 60 percent of their total scoring (.647 percent) and rebounding (.603 percent) from a season ago. Thornton is Florida State’s leading returning scorer, rebounder and leader in both field goals and free throws made as he enters the 2006-07 season as one of the nation’s top collegiate players.
Thornton and the Seminoles open their season as they play host to the Colonial Classic in Tallahassee on Nov. 12, 13 and 14. Florida State plays host to McNeese State, Illinois State and Southern Methodist in a three-day, six game event at the Donald L. Tucker Center.