Former KC standout Thornton going to Nets

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Thornton goes up for a shot against Dallas in a 2010 game.
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Thornton goes up for a shot against Dallas in a 2010 game.

Former KC standout and current Sacramento Kings NBA player Marcus Thornton is about to become a Brooklyn Net.

According to a report in Yahoo Sports, Thornton, who played for KC from 2005-2007, is headed to Brooklyn in exchange for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans.

At KC he averaged 26.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game and was named an All-American.

Thornton in 2010 set a record for most points by a rookie when he scored 37 points against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Thornton was highly recruited after his two years at KC, and ultimately chose LSU.

He was named SEC player of the year during his senior season.

He was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in 2009. He has averaged. 8.3 points a game this season.