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qrich 10-15-2007 10:52 PM

Thornton: "I Want To Be Perfect"
 
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...ack=crosspromo

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Technically, Al Thornton's high-jump personal best is 6 feet 10 inches, set as a track and field athlete at Georgia's Perry High.

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As a skinny teenager, Thornton wrestled with the idea of playing professionally for a fringe basketball league rather than attending college. "I really started thinking college wasn't for me," he said. "I thought that maybe I should do something where I could get paid."

While awaiting his SAT results, he played an exhibition game against And1 players. Afterward, a representative offered to sign Thornton to the team.

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"He's a gym rat," Florida State Coach Leonard Hamilton said. "In four years, he never had a bad-effort game or practice. There are very few youngsters you can say that about."

Thornton, who nearly accepted a track scholarship from Georgia, became known for his jumping ability.

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"I just really have a desire to be perfect," Thornton said. "I know that's impossible. But I want to chase it anyway. That's what drives me."

Great news, let's just hope Thornton really does work his ass off to keep improving. People said this pick was a bad one, and I was one of them due to wanting Young or Belli, but I believe Thornton will show us why we picked him

fiddy 10-16-2007 06:02 AM

Re: Thornton: "I Want To Be Perfect"
 
probably one of the good news in the clipps' season

Feltonian 10-18-2007 02:00 AM

Re: Thornton: "I Want To Be Perfect"
 
As a big ACC basketball fan, I saw Thorton play a lot in college and I think he has a lot to offer. I was very excited when I saw the Clips take him.


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