Thornton anticipates expanded role under Tigers new coaching staff

By Updated: October 10, 2018 7:18 PM CT | Published: October 10, 2018 12:54 PM CT
<strong>University of Memphis forward Raynere Thornton dunks during Memphis Madness on Thursday, Oct. 4, at FedExForum.</strong> <strong>For the first time in his Tiger career, Thornton says he’s being allowed to make plays and decisions rather than just move the ball to the next man.</strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

University of Memphis forward Raynere Thornton dunks during Memphis Madness on Thursday, Oct. 4, at FedExForum. For the first time in his Tiger career, Thornton says he’s being allowed to make plays and decisions rather than just move the ball to the next man. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Memphis forward Raynere Thornton took a pass at the 3-point line of the Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center practice floor. A dribble later Thornton moved the ball to the opposite corner where guard David Wingett was open for a three.

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Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan

Jonah Jordan was born and raised in Memphis, graduated from the University of Memphis and has covered the Memphis Tigers for three years. When he's not writing, he enjoys golfing and eating barbecue.


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