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Take Ten: Derryck Thornton

Class: 2021

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Roster Number: 11

Position: Point Guard

Education: Thornton is a student in the Woods College of Advancing Studies. 

A Blue Devil, a Trojan, and an Eagle: Thornton spent his freshman year at Duke University before transferring to the University of Southern California to complete his undergraduate career; he then became a graduate transfer at BC. 

Before BC: Thornton was listed as a five-star prospect coming out of high school at Findlay Prep. 

Runs in the Family: Thornton’s father played collegiately at Azusa Pacific University before playing professionally in Germany.

Strong Comeback: Despite dislocating his shoulder during his junior year at USC, Thornton went on to lead his team with 139 assists, ranking fifth amongst players in the Pac-12. 

A “Great” Beginning: At ACC Media Day, Thornton referred to BC as “a great education, great school, [and a] great style of play.”


Lillie Clifton