Florida State’s Thornton Named ACC Legend

By Amanda Borges
Assistant Digital Editor

All-American Al Thornton will represent Florida State University at the 2014 ACC Tournament as the ACC Men’s Basketball Legends Class announced Wednesday by Commissioner John Swofford.

Al Thornton

Thornton, a cornerstone of the Seminole basketball program, will join one of the most successful coaches in Atlantic Coast Conference history, a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, a former ACC Athlete of the Year, a former ACC Basketball Player of the Year history, two members of the ACC’s 50th Anniversary basketball team, nine former All-Americas, seven former All-ACC selections, eight former first-round NBA Draft selections, three players who led their teams to four ACC Championships and players who led their teams to an NCAA title and one NIT Championship in one of the most star-studded Legend’s Classes ever assembled by the ACC’s 15 member schools.

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