Bruce Thornton


Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 215
  • Year Fr.
  • Hometown Alpharetta, Ga.
  • H.S./Last School Milton

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Twitter: @Bruce2T_
Instagram: @brucethornton_
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  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2023)

2022-23 (Freshman)

  • Had a great freshman season as he was the only player on the team to play and start all 35 games
  • Averaged 10.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game
  • Had a 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio (92-to-46) while playing a team-high 30.5 minutes per game
  • Led the team with 29 steals
  • Scored in double-figures 19 times with four 20-point games
  • Was in double-figures in 10 of the final 13 games of the season
  • Had three points and four assists in his Buckeye debut vs. Robert Morris (11/7)
  • Pulled down a season-high seven rebounds to go along with five points vs. Eastern Illinois (11/16)
  • Played well in the three games at the Maui Invitational, scoring in double figures in two of the three games and averaging 13.0 points on over 56 percent from the floor and 7-of-12 from long range. In addition to his team-high tying seven assists, the most eye-popping number was just three combined turnovers in the three games (average of 30 mpg)
  • Had 17 points in the OT loss vs. North Carolina (12/17) at Madison Square Garden
  • Scored a season-high 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting at Michigan (2/5)
  • Led the team with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting in the win over Illinois (2/26)
  • Made a season-high four three-pointers and finished with 20 points at Michigan State (3/4)
  • Tied a season-high with six assists to go along with a team-high 17 points in the B1G Tournament win over Iowa (3/9)
  • Had six assists and zero turnovers while posting a game-high 21 points in the win over Michigan State (3/10)


  • A consensus four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports
  • 42 prospect overall and No. 8 point guard according to 247Sports
  • Named Georgia’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior
  • Averaged 17.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.5 assists during his senior season
  • Led Milton to the Class 7A state title as a junior and a final national ranking of No. 7, earning the school’s first trip to the GEICO National Tournament
  • Was second in assists per game at 5.7 apg in the EYBL in 2021
  • One of five juniors to earn All-America honors in 2020-21
  • Was named first team All-State for the second-consecutive season by the GHSA after averaging 17 points, seven rebounds and eight assists per game as a junior
  • Shot nearly 40 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line
  • Was the 7A Player of the Year
  • Earned MaxPreps Sophomore All-American honors in 2020 after averaging 23 points and more than seven rebounds and six assists per game
  • Scored over 1,500 points in his career at Milton and was a three-time first team All-State selection