|occupation||American professional basketball player|
|education||Kilgore College, Louisiana State University|
|place_of_birth||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States|
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Marcus Thornton is a professional American basketball player. He last played for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association. During his college days, he played basketball for the Kilgore College team. After his college career, the Miami Heat drafted him in the 2009 NFL draft.
Marcus Thornton was born on June 5, 1987, in Louisiana, United States. He was born to Nancy West and Lloyd Woods. He grew up along with his sibling brothers Jonathan Thronton and Beanie Thronton. Thronton completed his early education from the local school. Well, he joined the Kilgore College for his higher studies and played basketball for the college team. However, he is the graduate of Louisiana State University.
During his college days, Marcus scored 14.5 points as a freshman in 2005–06 season. However, in the 2006–07, he averaged the 26.9 points and also earned the first-team Junior College All-American honors. Furthermore, he also earned MVP honors for Region XIV. Well, in his sophomore season, he moved to the Louisiana State University. As a junior in the 2007–08 season, he averaged 19.6 points.
In in 2009, Thronton earned Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year. He played for the university until the 2008-2009 season. Well, after his college career, the Miami Heat drafted him in the 2009 NBA draft. But later, he moved to the New Orleans Hornets. During the following season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Furthermore, he also set the franchise rookie record with 117 three-pointers.
Later, Thronton moved to the Sacramento Kings in the place of Carl Landry on February 23, 2011. On March 14, 2011, he scored the highest 42 points. But in the 2011–12 season he failed to perform well. Well on February 19, 2014, he moved to the Brooklyn Nets. He just played a season for the club and scored his highest 27 points.
Thronton played half of the 2014-2015 season with the Boston Celtics. In the following season, he scored highest 21 points. And the Phoenix Suns picked him in the exchange of Isaiah Thomas on February 19, 2015. Well, he played half of the season with the Suns. On July 25, 2015, he signed a new contract with the Houston Rockets. However, on February 26, 2016, the club waived him.
After that, he signed with the Washington Wizards on March 9, 2016. He played all the 2016-17 season with the club. However, on February 22, 2017, he was traded to Brooklyn Nets along with Andrew Nicholson. But within the next day, the club waived him out.
The 30 years old professional basketball player, Marcus Thronton is blessed with a happy marriage and family life. Well, he is married to his beloved wife Lyndsey Duplessis. This couple tied their knot after staying in a relationship for a long time. Well, they welcomed their daughter Maleia on January 1, 2016.
Instagram: Marcus with his wife and daughter;
Thronton is equally maintaining his professional as well as family life. He is often seen in public along with his family. Besides this, there are no any records of his other relationships. Moreover, there are no any rumors of his divorce. He belongs to an American nationality and falls under black ethnic group.
Marcus Thronton is one of the richest basketball players with a good net worth. According to the recent data, his current net worth is $58 million which is totally worth. Well, his net worth is sure to be increased in upcoming days. He is also active on social sites like Instagram with 21.7k followers and Twitter with 46.3k followers.