Duke’s Thornton Transferring to USC 

After playing his freshman season at Duke, Derryck Thornton has announced his transfer location. 
Thornton, who played high school basketball at Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon High School then Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep, is transferring to the University of Southern California. 
During his season at Duke, he averaged 7.1 points and 2.8 assists. He averaged about 26.0 minutes per game after moving to the starting lineup when senior Amile Jefferson got hurt. 

Thornton, who was originally supposed to be apart of the incoming class this fall, reclassified to the 2015 class to begin his college career a season early. He still was the number 14 overall player in the 2015 class. 

The 6-foot-2 point guard averaged 7.1 points and 2.8 assists in 26.0 minutes last year for the Blue Devils, but he wasn’t happy how he was used in the Blue Devils’ offense. He was especially upset because he moved up a class to arrive on campus in Durham one season early. 

Thornton stated he was not happy with the way Coach K used him on offense. 

After sitting out the 2016-2017 season, Thornton will have 3 years of eligibility left. 

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