Thornwell on Louisville's radar

Sindarius Thornwell, a four-star shooting guard from Lancaster, SC., is having a productive spring on the AAU circuit. Already rated the No. 6 prospect at his position by Scout.com, the 6'4 Thornwell was one of the top performers at the EYBL in Hampton last week, drawing attention from Louisville.

Sindarius Thornwell, a four-star shooting guard from Lancaster, SC., is having a productive spring on the AAU circuit. Already rated the No. 6 prospect at his position by Scout.com, the 6'4 Thornwell was one of the top performers at the EYBL in Hampton last week, drawing attention from Louisville.

A talented prospect, Thornwell's play this spring has helped elevate his stock nationally. Thornwell already claims 19 scholarships offers and he drew interest from Louisville coach Rick Pitino and assistant Kevin Keatts during the April evaluation period.

"They're recruiting me hard but I don't think they've offered yet," Thornwell said of Louisville. "They always talk to my AAU coach about me, they're always at my games and I hear from them a lot. I know they're going to need a wing or two. So that's good."

An AAU teammate of Louisville target Kennedy Meeks for Team United, Thornwell says he'd be interested in the Cardinals if Pitino makes an offer.

"I have interest because they need a wing and I'm a wing and they like to get up and down like I like to do," Thornwell said. "They're big time."


Thornwell claims offers from every ACC school except Duke and UNC. Ohio State, a Final Four participant, Cincinnati and Memphis are his newest offers.

"I don't have any [favorites]," Thornwell said. "My most recent offer is from Ohio State and Memphis and Cincinnati offered a couple weeks ago. That shows I'm doing something well. Ohio State is probably my biggest offer."

Thornwell says he'll "probably" get serious about his recruitment after the AAU season. "I'm not really trying to stress about it [recruitment] right now," said Thornwell. "I'm just trying to let it come to me. I'll probably narrow things down during my high school season."

A physical guard who plays hard and finishes around the rim, Thornwell said he wants to find a situation where he can play right away as a freshman.

"I've been getting after it, playing defense, getting to the basket and hitting the open shot," Thornwell said. "I come out and play hard every time. I like to get to the basket, pick and roll, get up and down, hit the pull up and the open shot."


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