Red Claws Add Marcus Thornton
PORTLAND, Maine - The Maine Red Claws, presented by Unum, announce that Marcus Thornton has joined the team. Thornton, a guard, was a second round draft pick (45th overall) by the Boston Celtics in the 2015 NBA Draft.
A star at William & Mary, Thornton participated in the Celtics' 2015 NBA Summer League team, averaging 5.1 points and 1.1 rebounds in eight games. Thornton then elected to play overseas, playing in Australia's National Basketball League. With the Sydney Kings, Thornton averaged 12.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 26 games.
To make room for Thornton on the roster, the Red Claws waived Ella Ellis. The forward has returned to the U.S. Army.
The Red Claws face Iowa this Thursday at the Portland Expo. Tickets are on sale now by calling 207-210-6655 or visiting www.MaineRedClaws.com.
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