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W&M's Thornton CAA Player of the Year

W&M's Thornton CAA Player of the Year

Marcus Thornton demonstrated early that he was a rare talent in William and Mary basketball history. He concludes his career with even rarer credentials.

Thornton, who recently became the Tribe's career scoring leader, was the school's first Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year, in voting by league coaches and media. He edged Drexel's Damion Lee 21-19 in the voting.

Thornton led William and Mary to an 18-11 record and a tie for first place in the CAA, as well as the program's first No. 1 seed in the CAA tournament.

He is just the third William and Mary player to be voted first-team All-CAA, joining Adam Hess (2003-04) and Randy Bracy (1998). He was voted...