Hank Thorns

Hank  Thorns


Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Las Vegas Valley HS

Last College:
Virginia Tech

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 165




Horned Frogs Look for Rare Win in Austin

TCU has not won at Texas since Feb. 18, 1987


TCU Plays at No. 7 West Virginia Saturday

Frogs look for first-ever win over Mountaineers


Frog Student-Athletes Set for Commencement

Fifty-four Frogs expected to earn degrees Saturday


Frog Student-Athletes Set for Commencement

Fifty-four Frogs expected to earn degrees Saturday


TCU Honors Student Athletes at 2012 All-Sports Banquet

Whitney Gipson was given the Chancellor's Award


TCU vs. #11 UNLV


Hank Thorns


TCU vs. Colorado State (AP - 3/8/12)

TCU vs. Colorado State (AP - 3/8/12)


TCU vs. SDSU (AP - 3/3/12)

TCU vs. SDSU (AP - 3/3/12)


TCU 83, New Mexico 64 - AP Photos

J.R. Cadot scored 15 points for the Horned Frogs.


TCU vs. Air Force

TCU vs. Air Force


TCU vs. Boise State (AP - 2/18/12)

TCU vs. Boise State (AP - 2/18/12)

• All-Mountain West First Team
• NABC All-District 17 Second Team
• Bob Cousy Award Watch List
• Preseason All-Mountain West Team
Hank Thorns placed his name alongside the great point guards in TCU history with an outstanding two-year career as a Horned Frog ... finished his career ranked No. 6 on the school's career assists chart (377) while reaching both the 1,000-point and 500-assist milestones when including statistics from his two years playing for Virginia Tech ... became the 44th different TCU player named first-team all-league and the 60th different Frog first-team selection overall when he was named to the 2012 All-Mountain West First Team ... ended a 12-year TCU drought on the all-league first team that dated back to 2000, when Marquise Gainous earned All-WAC honors ... started all 33 games and a team-leading 48 straight contests dating back to his junior year ... lead the Frogs as a senior in scoring, assists and 3-pointers ... made 74 3-pointers as a senior, the 10th-best single-season total in program history ... scored in double figures in 25 games with four 20-point efforts and one 30-point game ... recorded five assists or more 14 times ... paced TCU in assists in 25 games and in scoring 12 times ... recorded six assists or more 14 times ... drilled at least one 3-pointer in each of his last 21 games, a career-long streak that ranked as the No. 2 active streak in the Mountain West at the conclusion of the season ... played at least 30 minutes in 29 of TCU's 33 games, including three games with 40 minutes or more ... exploded for 32 points on 11-of-21 shooting, including 8-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc, to lead TCU to a win over No. 11 UNLV (Feb. 14) ... the eight treys tied for the second-highest single-game total ever by a Horned Frog and were only one shy of Michael Strickland's school record of nine set vs. Arkansas on Feb. 14, 1990 ... totaled eight of TCU's 17 points in overtime during the victory ... led all TCU shooters with 25 points, the second-best scoring output of his career, during the home overtime loss to No. 21 San Diego State (March 3) ... played a career-best 42 minutes March 3 vs. SDSU ... matched a season high in assists set previously during the Jan. 4 home win over Rice with nine helpers during the Feb. 25 home win over No. 18 New Mexico ... moved past former Frog great Jamie Dixon (358) into sixth place on TCU's career assist chart against the Lobos ... added 14 points to help the Frogs earn their second straight win over a ranked opponent ... led TCU in its overtime road win at Evansville (Dec. 3), tying what at the time was his a career high with 21 points ... hit the game-winning layup with 1.4 seconds remaining against the Purple Aces ... also tied the game in overtime on a layup the possession prior to his game winner after sending the game into overtime with a tying 3-pointer with only 20 seconds left in regulation ... posted his 500th assist as one of six helpers during the Jan. 28 road loss at New Mexico ... tallied his 1,000th career point against Colorado State in the MW Championship quarterfinals (March 8) ... tied a career high with seven rebounds in the CBI home victory against Milwaukee (March 13) ... led all Frogs with a then-career-high 22 points against Air Force (Jan. 25), shooting 75 percent from the field (9-of-12) while hitting a career-best four 3-pointers ... posted 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting, including 4-of-9 from 3-point range, during the double-overtime loss at Colorado State (Jan. 14) ... 16 of his points came in the second half and overtime ... made two key free throws late in the game as the Frogs held on to defeat Texas Tech (Dec. 6) ... led all Frog scorers with 16 points in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam win over Virginia (Nov. 18), totaling seven points in the final 4:27 to help seal the victory ... provided the winning points during TCU's win over Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 11) on a layup with only 11 seconds remaining.

• All-Mountain West Third Team
• Bob Cousy Award Watch List
Thorns put together one of the finest seasons ever for a TCU point guard during his first season on the floor as a Frog ... played 32 of TCU's 33 games, making 30 starts ... named one of 66 preliminary candidates for the Bob Cousy Award, which is given annually to the nation's top point guard ... led the Mountain West Conference while ranking No. 4 in the NCAA in assist average (7.0 apg) ... also led the MWC and ranked No. 12 nationally in assist/turnover ratio (2.71) ... was the only player to rank among the nation's top-12 players in both categories ... also ranked No. 5 in the MWC in minutes played (33.75) and logged 40 minutes of action in seven games, all in conference action ... led TCU in assists (225), assist/turnover ratio, steals (37) and minutes played (1,080) while ranking No. 2 in points (342), No. 3 in 3-pointers (38) and No. 4. in rebounds (112) ... his 225 helpers and 7.0-assist average both marked the No. 3 single-season totals in TCU history ... finished No. 2 on the MWC's single-season chart for total assists and first among non-seniors ... also finished No. 2 in league history with 130 helpers in the MWC season, only three shy of the record held by only three shy of Mark Dickel's (UNLV) record of 133 set in 1999-00 ... the mark was the top figure for a non-senior ... totaled 10 or more assists on nine occasions, which ranked third among all players nationally and only one shy of the co-leaders ... had five or more helpers 24 times ... set his career high of 12 assists twice, Feb. 19 vs. BYU and Feb. 26 vs. New Mexico ... the totals tied for the fourth-best total ever in an MWC contest ... set his career scoring high of 21 points Feb. 9 vs. UNLV ... became the only Frog to lead the squad in scoring, rebounds and assists Jan. 22 vs. Utah ... posted a single-game average of 8.13 assists with a 3.25 assist/turnover ratio during the Frogs' 16-game conference season ... scored in double figures 17 games, leading the Frogs seven times ... paced TCU in assists 27 times ... recorded four of nine Frog double-doubles on the season.

Thorns at out the 2009-10 campaign due to NCAA transfer rules.

Thorns spent his first two college seasons at Virginia Tech, where he helped the Hokies reach the 2009 NIT semifinals ... dished out a Virginia Tech freshman-record 113 assists, which was previously held by Bimbo Coles ... totaled 185 assists overall during his two-year career with the Hokies, averaging 2.8 assists per contest ... appeared in 65 games, earning 15 starts ... averaged 3.7 points and 1.8 rebounds per game during his sophomore campaign ... ranked third on the team in assists (72) and sixth in steals (17) as a sophomore ... ranked sixth in the ACC in assist/turnover ratio (1.6) as a freshman and 10th in assists (3.8 apg) ... was second on the team in steals (40) and sixth in scoring average (4.6 P-G) as a freshman ... scored his freshman-season high of 15 points against Florida State ... totaled a sophomore-season best of 10 points on two occasions, against Navy and Clemson.

Thorns garnered first-team All-Nevada laurels during his junior and senior campaigns as a standout for Las Vegas Valley High School ... led the city in scoring (27.8 ppg) and was second in rebounds (12.5 rpg) as a senior ... selected as the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Athlete of the Year during his senior campaign ... also named the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Player of the Year following his junior season ... earned three letters each on the basketball court and football field ... received all-state honors on the football field as a senior while playing quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back.

Thorns is the son of Henry Thorns and April Porter-Thorns ... born on January 11, 1989 ... has one brother, Joshua, and three sisters, Kaia, Jessica and Devah ... father, Henry, played football in the Canadian Football League after a stellar career at UNLV... cousin, C.J. Watson, is a member of the Chicago Bulls who set the career assists record at Tennessee during his college career ... majoring in business management.

Points: 32 (2/14/12 vs. UNLV)
Rebounds: 7, 4x (last 3/13/12 vs. Milwaukee)
Field Goals: 11 (2/14/12 vs. UNLV)
Field Goal Attempts: 21, 3x (last 3/3/12 vs. San Diego State)
3-Pointers: 8 (2/14/12 vs. UNLV)
3-Point Attempts: 12 (2/14/12 vs. UNLV)
Free Throws: 8 (1/29/09 vs. Florida State)
Free Throw Attempts: 12 (1/29/08 vs. Florida State)
Assists: 12, 2x (last 2/26/11 vs. New Mexico)
Blocked Shots: 1, 4x (last 2/11/12 vs. Colorado State)
Steals: 6 (2/20/08 at Maryland)
Minutes: 42 (3/3/12 vs. San Diego State)

Season GP/GS FG% 3PT% FT% RPG Ast Blk Stl Points PPG
2007-08 35/12 .344 .289 .667 2.0 113 1 40 162 4.6
2008-09 30/3 .299 .195 .625 1.6 72 0 17 81 2.7
2009-10 Redshirted
2010-11 32/30 .356 .299 .754 3.5 225 2 37 342 10.7
2011-12 32/32 .384 .396 .763 2.8 149 1 44 433 13.5
Career 129/77 .359 .328 .728 2.4 559
138 1,018 7.8


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