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McDevitt Announces Addition of Thorpe to 2017-18 Men’s Basketball Roster


ASHEVILLE, N.C. – UNC Asheville men's basketball head coach Nick McDevitt recently announced the addition of LJ Thorpe to the 2017-18 men's basketball roster.

LJ Thorpe, Guard
6-foot-4, 215 Pounds
West Palm Beach, Fla. (Royal Palm Beach High School)

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The 6-foot-4 combo guard finished his senior season averaging 14.1 points, 7.2 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game. He had four triple-doubles.

For his efforts during his senior season, Thorpe was tabbed first-team All-Conference and All-Palm Beach County. He was chosen first-team All-Area by the Palm Beach Post. He was a Sun-Sentinel first-team All-County selection.

One year earlier as a junior, Thorpe averaged 13.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.

Thorpe was tabbed first-team All-Area by the Palm Beach Post as a junior as well as first-team All-Conference and All-Palm Beach County. He was a second-team All-County choice by the Sun-Sentinel.

Thorpe joins a UNC Asheville men's basketball program that picked up their sixth Big South Conference regular-season title in the 2016-17 season (1996-97, 1997-98, 2001-02, 2007-08, 2011-12 and 2016-17).

The Bulldogs will commence the 2017-18 season having collected back-to-back 20-win seasons and having made two straight postseason appearances with the Bulldogs playing in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Tournament. 

The 2016-17 Bulldogs earned the second-most wins in program history in a season with 23. Asheville reached 20 wins faster than any other team in program history in 27 games. 

UNC Asheville is currently accepting deposits for season tickets, and fans can reserve their season ticket for only $50 per seat. The season ticket includes both men's and women's home regular-season basketball games.

To purchase your tickets today, please visit HERE.


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