SI College Athlete of the Year Nominee: Duke's Tyler Thornton

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SI College Athlete of the Year Nominee: Duke's Tyler Thornton
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On the dresser in Tyler Thornton's bedroom, alongside his collection of colognes, sits a pencil drawing of a car. Next to that is a stick-figure sketch of Thornton and three boys, which, like the car, was drawn by one of the kids. It is a homemade version of the framed photograph of the same group that rests next to the Duke point guard's TV. "I see them everyday," Thornton says. Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-athlete-of-the-year/news/20130508/tyler-thornton-si-college-athlete-of-the-year/#ixzz2SjFbmxn2

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