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#44 Kobi Thornton

Position:
Forward
Height:
6-2
Class:
Senior
Hometown:
Shellman, Ga.
High School:
Randolph-Clay HS
BIO

2018-19: Junior

  • All-ACC Second Team member (first Clemson honoree since 2010)
  • Invited to the 2019 U.S. Pan American Games Trials
  • Started all 33 games for the Tigers, scoring in double-digits in 25 of the 33 outings
  • Totaled seven 20-point outings including a career-high 25 points against Wofford (11/8)
  • Paced Clemson with nine double-doubles on the season
  • One of 15 players in program history to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds
    • Reached the 500 rebound mark on Jan. 17 with 10 rebounds against Georgia Tech
    • Eclipsed the 1,000-career point mark on March 7 against Virginia Tech
  • Shot 9-of-18 for 23 points along with a season-high 14 rebounds against Illinois (11/28)
  • Recorded 23 points against Rhode Island (12/8), becoming the first Tiger to post back-to-back 20-point outings since Nelly Perry in 2015-16

 

2017-18: Sophomore

  • ­Started 27 of 30 games played in 2017-18
  • Averaged 26.8 minutes per game
  • Paced the Tigers in points per game, averaging 11.1 points per outing, the only Tiger to eclipse the 10-point mark
  • Led Clemson in rebounds, totaling 209 on the season (7.0 rpg) and finishing 10th in the ACC in rebounds
  • Ranked sixth in the ACC in blocks per game (1.7) with 51 total on the season
  • Tallied 17 multi-point game in 2017-18, the most of any Tiger
  • Notched 10 or more blocks in eight games
  • Recorded six double-doubles this season
  • Posted a season-high 20 points against Syracuse (1/25), also tying her career-high
  • Carded a season-high 14 blocks against Charleston Southern (12/2)
  • Recorded 10 or more points in eight consecutive games from Jan. 14 to Feb. 7

 

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 an average of 5.7 rebounds per game
  • Was fourth on the team in scoring with 9.0 points per game
  • Led the Tigers in blocked shots with 35 and an average of 1.3 blocks per game
  • 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

 

High School:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Selected as AJC Class A All-State Honorable Mention in 2014
  • USA Basketball invitee