Six weeks of life in the fast lane for the AJC’s Mr. Basketball will end at high noon on Wednesday.
Which college will Westlake High’s Marcus Thornton select? His finalists are Georgia Tech, UGA, Alabama and Texas.
YOU MAKE THE PICK. Please post your selection below, along with your reasons for your selection. We’re taking names, and we’ll see who knows what they are talking about later today
What do I think? I think it’s very hard to get a read on Marcus Thornton, who — to his credit — has kept a low profile as possible while living large. Out of the four finalists, Thornton has the longest friendship with Alabama coach Anthony Grant, who recruited him at VCI. What about Texas? I never thought they had a chance because of distance. But Thornton had a tremendous visit to Texas, and said that distance would not be a factor in his college decision. I would label the Longhorns as the “darkhorse,” therefore be warned.
The one thing I keep coming back to is Thornton’s close relationship to his family and friends. He has developed a wonderful support group around Atlanta. Why on Earth leave it? That why I think it will come down to Georgia Tech vs. UGA.
Who will win? Make your prediction below.