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Athlete Spotlight: Montrell Thornton

Submitted by Jamila Brown on September 30, 2010 – 12:07 pmNo Comment

Men’s Basketball Center-Forward #40

At 6-foot-7, it’s hard to miss this Bowdon, Ga. native piloting his way back and forth across campus. Now a senior, Montrell Thornton keeps a non-stop schedule balancing courses and the court.

The health science major, with a minor in criminal justice, plans to become a police detective after graduation. For now, Thornton’s sights are set on the upcoming season. When asked which song best embodies the vibe of the team this year, he quickly responded “‘Go Hard’ by DJ Khaled,” grinning confidently. Let’s hope this confidence translates to the hardwood against Ole Miss on Dec. 11, a game Thornton said is a must-see.

Photo by Jamila Brown — Montrell Thornton

With a lot to look forward to in the next year, Thornton is excited about the future.  Reflecting on his basketball career, though, he says his favorite memory of UALR will always be the defeat of Arkansas State last year. The exciting half-court, buzzer-beating shot by teammate Alex Garcia-Mendoza sent fans flooding onto the floor in an adrenaline fueled celebration of Trojan excellence and glory.

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