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Kobi Thornton
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Kobi Thornton 2812844
Position: Post
Height: 6'2"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Shellman, Ga.
High School: Randolph-Clay
Major: Health Science
Experience: High School

2016-17: Freshman

  • Named to the 2017 ACC All-Freshman Team, Clemson’s first player to earn the conference’s rookie award since 2012
  • Finished in the top 10 in the ACC in three statistical categories – sixth in offensive rebounds (79, 3.0 per game), seventh in blocked shots (35, 1.3 per game) and ninth in field goal percentage (.536)
  • Ranked second on the team in rebounding with 148 for a 5.7 rebounds per game average
  • Was fourth on the team in scoring with 9.0 points per game
  • Led the Tigers in blocked shots with 35 and a 1.3 blocks per game average
  • Scored in double figures 10 times on the season
  • Recorded a career-high 20 points, nearly helping the Tigers to a win over seventh-ranked Notre Dame on Feb. 16, 2017, before falling 84-80
  • Blocked a career-high four shots in the game against the Irish
  • Pulled down a career-best 11 rebounds two times on the season, in a win over Georgia Southern on Nov. 16, 2016 and in the Tigers’ ACC win over North Carolina on Feb. 5, 2017
  • Registered double-doubles in both of those games, with 16 points against the Eagles and 19 against the Tar Heels
  • Named ACC Rookie of the Week for the week of Nov. 14-20, 2016 after averaging 12.0 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game in wins over Georgia Southern and Monmouth

Before Clemson:

  • No. 87 ranked player by ESPN in the Class of 2016
  • No. 15 ranked forward by ESPN in the Class of 2016
  • Received a 94 overall grade by ESPN
  • A four-year varsity letter-winner at Randolph-Clay High School
  • Averaged 28.2 points per game, 11.5 rebounds per game, 6.1 blocks per game and 3.0 steals per game as a senior at Randolph-Clay HS in 2015-16
  • Averaged 20.7 points per game in her four-year career at Randolph-Clay HS
  • Helped lead Randolph-Clay HS team to the Georgia Class A State Championship in 2014, her sophomore season, averaging 18.2 points per game
  • Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution Class A All-State First Team in 2015
  • An AJC Class A All-State Honorable Mention selection in 2014
  • A USA Basketball invitee
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