#JucoWatch: Raynere Thornton (Gordon State)

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By: Kris Watkins

6’7 Raynere Thornton (Gordon State) had one of the most impressive freshman seasons a player has had down at Gordon since former NJCAA All American Jarvis Williams. Thornton is a walking double-double averaging right at 10ppg/10rpg with 14 double digit scoring games as a freshman.  Thornton has the ability to score from all over the floor in the half court including in the post and off the bounce from the perimeter.  Thornton’s skill set makes him a match up nightmare, if you put a guard on him he will take them to the post, if you put a big on him he will attack them off the dribble and finish at the hoop or pull up.  This problem was evident for opposing teams this year especially on the boards where he had 18 games of 10 rebounds or more and 10 games of 5 or more offensive rebounds in a game.  Per the Gordon State staff Thornton currently holds offers from Cal State Bakersfield, UNC-Greensboro, Morehead State, Nicholls State, Mercer, Gardner Webb, SE Missouri, Savannah State, Maryland Eastern Shore among others with heavy interest from numerous schools in the SEC and ACC.  Thornton will showcase his talents at our #JucoReportTop100 being held in Atlanta on July 23rd (Click for info).


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  2015 #JucoReportElite150 Highlights   Kris Watkins is the owner of the JucoReport and JucoReport.com Managing editor while also serving as the Director for #JucoReportElite150, #JucoReportTop100 and the Battle of the South Jamboree. Watkins also manages all our #JucoReportTV videos and #JucoReportCards. Watkins spent 8 years in coaching spending time as an assistant at Piedmont College & Truett McConnell College as well time as a Head High School coach in the Metro Atlanta Area. Watkins has covered Junior College basketball since his time as a NJCAA assistant coach in 2006. You can reach Kris Via Email: KrisWatkins@JucoReport.com