Men’s Basketball: Tribe earns another verbal commitment for 2011

After reaching a verbal commitment from highly touted recruit Tom Schalk earlier this summer, Head Coach Tony Shaver and his staff earned another verbal commitment from a rising high school senior on Tuesday when Marcus Thorton, a 6’3″ shooting guard from Bishop McNamara High School in Forrestville, Md. informed the College of his intention to play in 2011.

Thorton, who averaged 17 points per game and converted 78 percent of his free throws in his junior season, hopes to join a cast of talented guards when he joins the Tribe next fall.

Thorton was given a grade of 80 by, and was a Washington Post All-Metro Honorable Mention Selection earlier this year.

According to, Thorton also considered playing for Mount Saint Mary’s and Richmond, but ultimately chose the Tribe.


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