2013 Intro: Sindarius Thornwell

Class of 2013 wing Sindarius Thornwell is high on the radar of numerous schools with Clemson and South Carolina already extending offers.

One of the wings in the 2013 class who has already proven to have success on a big stage is Sindarius Thornwell. Thornwell was a star for Team United leading them to the Tournament of Champions title, and then excelled the rest of the summer playing up against older players. Now as a sophomore he is continuing to make improvements.

"My season, it was good," said Thornwell. "We didn't go as far as we wanted to, but I think I played pretty well. I wish I would have played better in the last game, but for the season I played well."

At 6-foot-3 with long arms and athleticism, Thornwell has a lot of physical gifts, and he uses them on both ends of the floor, not just on offense.

"I am more of a slasher and someone who distributes the ball," stated Thornwell. "Also I can block shots for a player my size. I really like playing defense."

Currently Thornwell ranks as the No. 24 player in the 2013 class, but he isn't going to let that lofty ranking keep him from improving.

"You just have to keep working hard," said Thornwell. "When you are one of the top players then you always have a target on your back. You have to make sure that play harder and know that people are going to come after you."

With his strong play Thornwell has been given a lot of attention by college coaches, and already has pulled in a handful of offers.

"I have offers from South Carolina, Clemson, UNC-Greensboro, Tennessee State, and Georgia Southern," said Thornwell. "Also I am hearing from just about everybody in the ACC except for North Carolina, Duke, and Maryland. I am also hearing from Louisville, Penn State, and Oregon State."

Growing up Thornwell never thought he would get all of this attention for basketball, but now he is glad he changed sports from his first love of football.

"I am the type of person that I didn't play basketball like that growing up," said Thornwell. "I just played to play. My main sport was actually football, so I didn't think about this whole college thing for basketball. Then my first year playing AAU I did well and basketball became my thing. Right now I don't pay attention to any hype, I just try to get better and I know the coaches will always be there."

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