SEC visit coming up for Thornwell

As one of the best guards in the 2013 class it is no surprise that things are heating up on the recruiting trail for Sindarius Thornwell.

Four-star class of 2013 prospect Sindarius Thornwell is having a good junior season so far. The Lancaster (SC) High School standout is now ranked as the No. 33 prospect in the nation, and he is working to expand his game to being able to play both backcourt positions.

"The season is going good," said Thornwell. "We are 19-2 as a team and we are playing well. Individually I am playing well, but I am just focused on a championship."

Thornwell has always been known as a scorer, but now he is working hard to also work as a facilitator for his teammates.

"I am focused on my ball handling, my mid-range game, and getting my teammates involved more so than just scoring on my own," noted Thornwell.

For Thornwell schools like Clemson, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech have all been very active in recruiting him, and he is making a visit to one of those schools coming up.

"This Saturday coming up I am going to Tennessee for a visit," said Thornwell. "I just want to see the atmosphere. I have seen it on TV and stuff and I want to see the atmosphere for myself. Also I want to meet the coaching staff for the first time."

While the trip to Tennessee is upcoming, Thornwell has already been to both the in-state schools this year for visits.

"I like how Clemson plays, and I think all they need is a scorer or just someone who can run the point and score from the point," he said about the Tigers. "That is what Coach (Brad) Brownell always tells me, they just need someone who can play the point like I can."

Likewise Thornwell has been impressed with the way South Carolina has recruited him.

"My conversations with South Carolina have been good," said Thornwell. "Coach (Darrin) Horn and his staff were the first coaches to start recruiting me. They just need a few more players, and I think I could fit in well there with what they need."

At the moment Thornwell says he isn't near a decision. When it comes to what he will be looking for when that time comes, location he says won't be a factor, but several other things will prove to be important.

"I look at how teams play and if they fit my style," said Thornwell. "Also I am looking at how the coaches treat players both on and off the court, and what the school's academics are like."


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