Georgia Basketball Big Dog Marcus Thornton Earns SEC Community Service Team Spot


Georgia basketball senior Marcus Thornton is a member of the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team.

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The SEC named its 2014-15 Community Service Team for men’s basketball. It is no surprise that the Bulldog’s Marcus Thornton is a member.

As a player, Thornton leads the Bulldog Cagers with 12.2 points per game and is the undisputed leader of the 2014-2015 Dawg basketball team.

Having earned a bachelor degree in Real Estate , “The Professor” or “The Boss” as his teammates call him, is currently enrolled in the Sports Management masters degree program.

Thornton participated in the annual “Hosea Feed the Hungry” program in Atlanta, Christmas Shopping with a member of the Athens Boys and Girls Club, volunteered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, participated in the SEC Tournament elementary school visit in March 2013, volunteers at the annual Do It For Brophy 5K Run/Walk, participated in American Cancer Society Relay for Life, volunteered at East Lake YMCA,  participated in the University of Georgia Diversity Program – Hawkinsville June 2014  and in the “Learn, Play, Excel” event in LaGrange in May 2014.

Thornton is the “Mr. Basketball” in Georgia for 2010 named by the Atlanta Tipoff Club and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Fourth-team All-America selection by Parade magazine and Westlake Sigh School graduate.

This marks the 17th year for the SEC Community Service Team for men’s basketball as well as for women’s basketball. All 21 league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men’s and women’s sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.  –