Thornwell a priority for Clemson

One of the first priorities the Clemson basketball staff has in 2013 is four-star small forward Sindarius Thornwell.

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The No. 8 small forward among high school juniors, Thornwell visited Clemson recently for team camp with his Lancaster High School teammates.

Thornwell, who led Lancaster to wins in all three games, averaged 23 points during the day-long event. In their first game against Southside, he scored 21 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out 10 assists.

"It was some good competition. We liked the campus and everything. We got to play on the main court [at Littlejohn Coliseum]. It was our first camp," Thornwell told

Lancaster has also attended team camps at South Carolina, Winthrop and UNC-Charlotte.

The 6-foot-3, 160-pound prospect holds offers from Clemson, Miami, South Carolina, N.C. State, UNC- Charlotte, Tennessee State and Georgia Southern.

"I'm still neutral, but everybody has been recruiting me—Villanova. N.C. State offered me during the Bob Gibbons Tournament," Thornwell said.

Earlier this month, he spoke with Clemson assistant coach Earl Grant.

"I talked to him the first day [college coaches were allowed to call 2013 prospects]," Thornwell said. "He said it was nice having me and my team down in Clemson. He said I played well. He was sorry about my great-grandmother, she had passed." Top Stories