June 17, 2014 - by

Al Thornton All-America Candidate Flyer

Class: Senior
Hometown: Perry, Ga.
High School: Perry
Height / Weight: 6-8 / 231
Position: Forward
Birthdate: 12/07/1983
Experience: 4 VL

* One of the greatest players in school history

* Will earn his degree in sociology before the NBA Draft on June 28

* Earned All-America Third-Team honors by the Associated Press, was an All-ACC First-Team selection and voted as the ACC Player of the Year runner-up as he enjoyed one of the top senior years in school and ACC history during the 2006-07 season

* The first player in school history to earn mention on the first, second or third team All-America teams by the Associated Press and the first Seminole since the 1989 season to earn All-America honors of third-team or better

* A unanimous selection to the All-ACC First-Team to become only the third Seminole (also Bob Sura in 1993-94 and Tim Pickett in 2003-04) in history to be named to the All-ACC First-Team

* Named to the All-ACC Tournament Second-Team and to the 2006 Colonial Classic All-Tournament team and was the Most Valuable Player of the 2006 Colonial Classic

* A finalist for the Wooden, Naismith and Rupp Awards as the nation’s best collegiate player

* Earned All-America honors from Sports Illustrated (Second-Team), Rivals.com (Second-Team) and CollegeHoops.net (Third-Team)

* Finished his career ranked SEVENTH in school history with 1,521 points, THIRD in school history with a .438 career 3-point field goal percentage, SIXTH in school history with 366 career free throws made, 12th in school history with 546 career field goals made, 13th in school history with 74 blocked shots, 16th in school history with 641 rebounds, tied for 16 in school history with 16 double/doubles, 20th in school history with a .528 career field goal shooting percentage, 23rd in school history with 103 career steals, 25th in school history with 63 career 3-point field goals made and second in school history with 124 games played…the only ACC player during the 2006-07 season to rank in the top-10 in scoring (FIRST, 19.7 ppg), field goal percentage (FIFTH, .530), free throw percentage (SEVENTH, .790), rebounding (EIGHTH, 7.2 rpg), blocked shots (EIGHTH, 1.1 bpg) and steals (TENTH, 1.5 spg)

* One of only eight players in school history to surpass the 1,500 points scored plateau (1,521 total points) and one of only 19 players in school history to earn 600 or more career rebounds

* One of only two players in school history with at least 1,500 points and at least 600 rebounds

* Surpassed the 1,000 point plateau as a senior against Coastal Carolina on Dec. 21, 2006 and went over 1,500 points against Michigan on March 15 in the second round of the NIT in Tallahassee

* Scored 1,174 points during his junior and senior seasons and averaged 18.1 points in his last 65 games (all starting assignments)

* One of only 16 players in school history with at least 1,000 points scored and at least 500 rebounds earned

* Came within one point of tying the all-time single-game scoring record at Florida State with an amazing 45-point performance in the Seminoles’ final game of the 2006-07 regular season Helped the Seminoles win at Miami, 98-90 in overtime, and close out the ACC season with a win for the second consecutive season

* Had the opportunity in the closing seconds of the overtime period to set the new Seminole record but chose not to because the game was already in hand

* Named the National Player of the Week by nationally known sportscaster Dick Vitale for his performances in victories over Miami (March 3) and Duke (Feb. 4). The Seminoles’ victory over Blue Devils was the first in school history in Cameron Indoor Stadium

* Set the Donald L. Tucker record for points in a half with 27 in the second half of the Seminoles’ victory over Virginia Tech on Jan. 17, 2007

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