PC Prospect Intro: Sindarius Thornwell '13

RALEIGH, N.C. – Although it is early in his high school career, 6-foot-4, 186-pound shooting guard Sindarius Thornwell has already made a name for himself on the hardwood. A standout at Lancaster (SC), Thornwell is ranked just outside the top 30 players in the class of 2013 and has a number of quality Division I programs on his trail.

Thornwell was in attendance for the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions this weekend, running with the Team United U16 squad. While there, he took the time to speak with ScoutFriars.com about his recruitment, his interest in Providence and his game.

Thornwell lists scholarship offers from the likes of South Carolina, Clemson, Tennessee State, Miami, Charlotte, and Georgia Southern.

In addition to those half dozen offers, Thornwell is garnering interest from a plethora of other programs. He is hearing from Boston College, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Louisville, Central Florida, Providence, Xavier and others.

The rising junior does not have any favorites at this point, but did note that the North Carolina Tar Heels are his favorite team. Thornwell has yet to take any unofficial visits, but plans to make his first trip in June when he heads down to Coral Gables, Fla. to see the University of Miami.

Thornwell does not have any timetable for a commitment, and considering his youth there is not necessarily any rush to get it over with. At this point, Thornwell is still in the learning stages when it comes to the Providence Friars.

"I don't really know much about Providence," Thornwell said, adding, "They're in the Big East, so that's good."

Thornwell has been in contact with PC head coach Ed Cooley and he discussed his thoughts on the first year Friars head man.

"He's good, he's not all about basketball," Thornwell said. "He'll talk about grades, everything."

Asked if Providence is a school that he is interested in, Thornwell replied, "Not necessarily, but yeah."

Thornwell lists attacking as the strongest aspect of his game, while he feels that decision-making is his weakest point on the floor. He compares his game to that of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade because he is "more of a slasher."

As one of the top basketball recruits in the class of 2013, Sindarius Thornwell is a player who fans of Providence and many other schools will continue to hear a great deal about.

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