Charlotte Men's Basketball BIO
Mike Thorne Jr.
Player Profile:
Mike Thorne Jr. 771081
Position: Center
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 270
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
High School: Trinity Christian
Experience: 2 Letters

At Charlotte: 2014-15 - Ranks eighth in school history with 58 career dunks...Finished fifth in Conference USA in rebounding at 7.3 boards per game...Had 18 games with at least seven rebounds including eight double-figure rebounds games...Recorded 18 double-figure scoring games, seven double-figure rebounds games and six double-doubles...Named C-USA Player of the Week (November 24) after averaging 17.3 points and 8.7 rebounds in helping the 49ers reach their third straight regular-season tournament championship game in the Charleston Classic...Enjoyed one of the best performances of his career with 23 points and 16 rebounds in the 49ers win over Penn State (November 20)...Recorded his seventh career double-figure rebounds game with 13 rebounds in the 49ers win over Elon (November 16)...Knocked down the game-winning two free throws with 1:08 on the clock in the 49ers win over South Carolina...Made one of the defensive plays of the game with a block shot on a layup by South Carolina’s Duane Notice in the final minutes of a tie game in the 49ers win over South Carolina (November 21)...Scored 36 points (19 pts in the 1st game and 17 points in the second game) in the 49ers two games against nationally-ranked Miami...Recorded second double-double of the season with 12 points and a career-high 18 rebounds (9 off. and 9 def.) in the 49ers overtime win at UNC Asheville (November 30)...His 18 rebounds in the UNC Asheville game marked the most rebounds by a Niner since Curt Withers grabbed 20 rebounds  against Dayton (2/4/06)...Recorded his eighth career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds at WKU (January 8)...Scored 12 points all in the second half and grabbed seven rebounds in only 20 minutes of action in the 49ers win over North Carolina A&T (February 4)...Recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds at UTEP (February 12)...Solid game at UTSA (February 14) with 15 points (5-for-6 from the free throw line) and nine rebounds...Recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Louisiana Tech (February 19)...Solid game with nine points (4-for-5 from the field), 10 rebounds and two block shots against Southern Miss (February 21)...Recorded his second highest scoring total of the season with 19 points (8-for-11 from the field) to go along with eight rebounds at Rice (February 28)...Connected on the game-tying shot with nine seconds left in regulation sending the game against WKU (March 5) into overtime...Recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds against Middle Tennessee (March 11) in the Conference USA Tournament.

2013-14 - Saw action in 31 games with 30 starts...Grabbed at least seven rebounds in a game 16 times...Finished 14th in Conference USA in rebounding at 6.7 boards per game...Averaged 9.1 points per games...Recorded 14 double-figure scoring games, six double-figure rebound games and five double-doubles...Recorded his first career 20-point scoring game with a career-high 26 points against Appalachian State (December 8)...Enjoyed one of the best games of his career with 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at UTEP (January 9)...Made the most of first career start by scoring a 17 points and grabbing nine rebounds in the 49ers season opening win over ETSU (November 8)...Began the ETSU game by connecting on his first eight field goal attempts...Recorded his third straight double-figure scoring game with 14 points (also grabbed eight rebounds) vs. Elon (November 15)...Recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and a career-high 11 rebounds against Kansas State (November 21)...Another solid all-around game with 10 points, eight rebounds and a career-high four blocked shots against Northeastern (November 22)...Nearly recorded a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds vs. UNC  Asheville (December 1)...Made a career-high six free throws against North Carolina A&T (January 4)...Recorded his third double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Tulsa (January 16)...Recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Tulane (February 7)...Recorded his fifth double-figure rebounds game of the season with 10 boards against UAB (February 22)...Solid game with 14 points (6-for-8 shooting) with nine rebounds against Old Dominion (March 2)...Recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 18 points with 14 of those points coming in the first half and he also grabbed 10 rebounds in the 49ers win at Marshall (March 6). 

2012-13 - Played his best game as a Niner with his first career double-figure scoring game with 10 points and a career-high seven rebounds in a career-high 18 minutes off the bench against Temple in Halton Arena... Scored his first points and grabbed his first rebounds as a 49ers against Charleston Southern...Saw his first action in A-10 play against Massachusetts....Scored five points against Massachusetts...Solid six minutes of action at #10 Butler and he converted on his only shot a jump hook at the 7:28 mark of the first half....Saw action in 17 games.

2011-12 - Redshirted...Made his 49ers debut at Lamar, November 19 (0-1 FG; 3 mins)

At Trinity Christian: Averaged 10.8 points and 6.8 rebounds as a senior (2.0 blocks)...Helped team win the 2011 NCISAA 1A state title, Trinity defeated United Faith (current 49ers teammates Braxton Ogbueze and Ivan Benkovic played for United Faith) in the Championship game...Averaged 5.0 points and 6.2 rebounds as a junior (1.3 blocks)...Stock rose playing for North Carolina Force at AAU National, summer 2010...Strong performance at Carolina Challenge, March, 2010...Ranked 24th-best center prospect by ESPN’s College Basketball Recruiting

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