Played in 32 games on the season, making three starts
Averaged 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game
Was third on the team in steals with 16, including 10 in conference play
Started in three games with a combined 15 points and seven rebounds in those contests
Tallied career-high 10 points and five rebounds in CBI first-round game vs. Hampton (3/19/14), going 6-6 from the free-throw line, including a 4-4 effort in the final 30 seconds of play
Has hit each of last 11 free-throw attempts in the last three games
Had nine points in Big Ten tournament game vs. Minnesota (3/13/14), going 4-4 from the free-throw line
Led the team in assists at Minnesota (3/9/14) with a career-high four, including three in the second half
Tallied career-high nine points vs. Ohio State (2/27/14), including two off a clutch steal and dunk in the second half to keep momentum in the Lions' favor
Earned first career start against Minnesota (1/8/14) and ended night with a career-high eight points and two steals
Produced career-best six points, four boards, two assists and a steal over 17 minutes in win vs. Marshall (12/7/13)
Has tallied at least four points in eights games this season
Proclaimed an under-the-radar freshman by CBSsports.com entering the season
AT A GLANCE Thorpe made his presence known primarily on the denfensive end as a freshmen, but had spurts of explosive offensive efforts. A two-time Pennsylvania Class AAAA first-team selection, the 6-3, 180-pound Thorpe is a proven scorer and ball handler. One of the top Pennsylvania players in the class of 2013, he averaged better than 26 ppg in his final high school season. A true combo guard who will see time at the point-guard position, he combines effectiveness in the open floor and attacking the rim with a solid outside jumper and court vision. He is expected to challenge for playing time in a very strong Penn State backcourt.
HIGH SCHOOL A two-time Pennsylvania Class AAAA first-team selection (2012 & 2013) at Shaler High School ... Scored more than 1,000 career points in three seasons at Shaler ... Posted 26.3 ppg as a senior to lead the WPIAL in scoring as his team posted a 14-22 mark ... Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Mary Kline Classic after leading his team to victory with 20 points, three rebounds and three assists ... A consensus three-star recruit among the national recruiting services ... As a junior averaged 21.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 2.6 apg while leading Shaler to the PIAA quarterfinals for the first time in school history ... Shot 55 percent from the floor and 37 percent from three as Shaler won its second consecutive section title and reached the WPIAL Class AAAA semifinals ... Selected among the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Fab Five boys high school players (2012) ... Played with the King James All Stars on the Nike EYBL circuit ... Earned an invitation to the Pangos All-American Camp where he finished 12th in total scoring (45 points), 15th in scoring average (11.3 ppg) and ninth in field goal percentage (77.3%) out of about 100 players invited to earn a spot in the Top 60 all-star game (2012) ... Averaged 17.5 points and four assists per game as a sophomore to earn third-team All-state honors and lead the Titans to a 22-2 record ... Attended Shady Side Academy as a freshman ... Chose Penn State over offers from Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, Kansas State and Rutgers among others.
PERSONAL Born November 8, 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Has four sisters: Jordan, Chanel, Mika and Gia ... Father, Geno Thorpe, played college basketball in 1978.