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Thornton picked as TEXAS A&M’s SEC Basketball Legend

Thornton picked as TEXAS A&M’s SEC Basketball Legend

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John Thornton was picked to be Texas A&M’s representative among the 2014 SEC Basketball Legends, the Southeastern Conference announced Thursday.

The 14 members of the class of Legends will be honored at the SEC men’s basketball tournament set for March 12-16 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Thornton played for A&M from 1973-75, earning Southwest Conference Newcomer of the Year in 1974 and leading the Aggies to the SWC title in 1975. Thornton also served as an assistant coach under Shelby Metcalf and as the interim head coach in 1990.

The 2014 class includes Eddie Phillips, Alabama; Clint McDaniel, Arkansas; Gerald White, Auburn; Greg Stolt, Florida; D.A. Layne, Georgia; Tony Delk, Kentucky; Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson), LSU; Ansu Sesay, Ole Miss; Erick Dampier, Mississippi State; John Brown, Missouri; Gary Gregor, South Carolina; Dr. Ed Wiener, Tennessee; and Matt Freije, Vanderbilt

John Beasley was A&M’s member of last year’s class.

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