Kellen Thornton

#1 Kellen Thornton

HT. 6' 8"
WT. 243
YR. RS Sr.
PREV. SCHOOL Illinois State

Major: Human Performance and Sports Science

2012-13 All-OVC Second Team
2013 All-OVC Tournament Team
2011-12 OVC All-Newcomer Team

2012-13 - Redshirt Senior Season

Played in all 33 contests for TSU, starting 31… Played the second-most minutes on the team with 1025… Led the team with a 53.7 shooting percentage… Made 21 of 64 three-point attempts for a 32.8 conversion rate… Was a 70.8 percent free-throw shooter… Led the team with 266 rebounds and averaged 8.1 per game… Tallied 35 assists, 22 blocks and 31 steals… Was first on the team with 523 points… Had nine doubles-doubles on the season… Scored in double-figures 25 times… Was TSU’s leading scorer in 14 games… Was TSU’s leading rebounder on 14 occasions… Pulled in a season-high 16 rebounds against Monmouth on Nov. 21… Dished out a career-high three assists in TSU’s win over UT Martin (Jan. 10)… Blocked a personal-best three shots at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Feb. 20… Scored a career-high 29 points at home versus Morehead State on Feb. 28…

2011-12 - Redshirt Junior Season

Made the 2011-12 Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer team...
Third on the team in scoring, averaging 9.6 points per contest...Grabbed 143 rebounds (4.5 per game) for second best on the team...Collected 18 steals, dished out 17 assists and recorded nine blocks...Finished second on the team with a 52.5 field goal percentage (115x219)...Scored a season-best 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss to Murray State on Feb. 23...Tallied five straight double-figure performances from Jan. 19 until Feb. 4...Knocked down a season-best seven baskets in the loss to North Carolina (Nov. 22)...Registered 33 minutes in the overtime victory over Jacksonville State on Feb. 14. 


Transferred from Illinois State University...Sat out entire season due to NCAA transfer rules.

2008-10 at Illinois State

In two seasons started 1-of-57 games played...Shot 47 percent from the floor (58-of-124) averaging 2.6 points per game scoring 148 total points...Hit 11-of-41 from the three-point arc (.268) and 21-of-29 from the free throw line for an average of 72 percent...Collected 134 rebounds (52 offensive, 82 defensive)...Recorded 12 assists, 14 blocks and 15 steals.

Brewester Academy

Averaged 9.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game on a team that featured seven NCAA Division I signees...Helped win the 2008 New England Class A Championship and advanced to the National Final Four, finishing with a school-record 31 victories (31-4).

Hillcrest HS

2007 McDonald's All-America nominee...Senior year averaged 14 points and nine rebounds per game...Rated No. 28 in Illinois' Class of 2007 by All-South Suburban Conference selection and Two-time Daily Southtown All- Area honoree.


Son of Keith Thornton...Born December 24, 1988.