2021 - 2022 GEORGIA
BOYS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
BRUCE
THORNTON
GUARD
MILTON HS
ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-2
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
17.2
POINTS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
7.7
REBOUNDS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
7.5
ASSISTS PER GAME (AVERAGE)
“There is no doubt in my mind that Bruce is the best player in Georgia. He may not have the highest scoring average of everyone, but that is by his choosing. He impacts the game more than any player I have ever coached against.”
Jason Dasinger
Head Coach - head coach of Etowah High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior guard averaged 17.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game this past season, leading the Eagles (23-8) to the Class AAAAAAA state quarterfinals. The 2021 Atlanta Journal Constitution Class AAAAAAA Player of the Year, Thornton is a three-time First Team All-State selection. Ranked as the nation’s No. 35 recruit in the Class of 2022 by 247Sports, he concluded his prep basketball career with 1,554 points.

Academic Achievement


Thornton has maintained a B-plus average in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship at Ohio State University this fall.

Exemplary Character


Thornton has volunteered locally as a youth mentor with both Waters Outreach, a non-profit organization for underprivileged children, and Seeds of Harvest, a reading and literacy non-profit. He has also donated his time to the Special Olympics and as a youth basketball coach.