Sindarius Thornwell has elevated his game during the evaluation period. "I just wanted to show people that I had gotten better."A motivated Thornwell is now one of the top rated recruits in the 2013 class and he continues to draw attention from schools in the ACC and SEC conferences.
The visit to Georgia Tech was one that opened Thornwell's eyes to what Georgia Tech has to offer. Thornwell toured the new arena, the campus, met with the coaches, and had a chance to see the city of Atlanta. "Atlanta is a good city and the new arena will be nice. I also like Coach (Brian) Gregory's system."
Sindarius will be leaving behind Lancaster and moving on to Oak Hill Academy for his senior season. The move was one that Thornwell knew he had to make but it was also one that was difficult for him to make. He hopes the everyday competition he'll face there will make him a better player.
Thornwell was worried about what people in his hometown would think about his decision to leave Lancaster. "For two weeks, I didn't want to go anywhere. I didn't want people staring at me or saying things to me." In the end, his friends told him it would be good to get away and that he should make the most of the opportunity on and off the court.
As Thornwell continues to gain interest from schools around the south, he is not ready to name a leader. "I'll make my decision during or at the end of the season." One of the factors that Thornwell will be using to make his decision will be playing style. Sindarius is looking for an up tempo playing style. "Wherever I go, I want to come in and contribute."
Thornwell is not sure if he'll be taking any future visits. He is looking to take it as it goes. When it comes time to make his college choice, Thornwell will be looking to his uncle, coaches, and parents for advice.