Sindarius Thornwell
Sindarius  Thornwell


Lancaster, S.C.

High School:
Oak Hill Academy

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 211




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2015-16 (JUNIOR)
SEC All-Defensive Team
SEC Academic Honor Roll

  • Started all 34 games of the season, averaging 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals in 33.1 minutes per game
  • In SEC games, averaged 14.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.4 steals in 35.2 minutes per game
  • Posted 24 double-figure scoring games, three double-figure rebounding games, three double-doubles and 20 games with at least three assists
  • Led or shared the team lead in scoring 11 times, in assists a team high 18 times, in steals a team high 15 times and in rebounds eight times
  • Ranked sixth in the SEC in both steals per game (1.5) and minutes per game (33.1) in overall games
  • Began the season with five-straight double-figure scoring games, including 16 points in the Paradise Jam championship game vs. Tulsa (Nov. 23), en route to Tournament MVP honors; also collected five steals vs. Tulsa
  • Also collected first double-double of the season at the Paradise Jam with 10 points and 10 rebounds in win vs. DePaul (Nov. 20)
  • Tallied 15 points in home win vs. USF (Dec. 2)
  • Scored eight points with nine rebounds in road win at Clemson (Dec. 18)
  • First half dunk vs. Clemson was ESPN Sportscenter's No. 1 play of the day
  • Scored a team high 18 points in home win vs. Memphis (Jan. 2), a win that pushed Carolina's non-conference record to 13-0 entering league play
  • Posted first 20-point game of the season with team high 22 points in SEC opening road win at Auburn (Jan. 5); also dished seven assists with three steals vs. the Tigers
  • Five 3-point field goals at Auburn marked a new career high
  • Followed with 19 points in home win vs. Vanderbilt (Jan. 9), also pulling down eight rebounds
  • Collected 1,000th career point in win vs. the Commodores
  • Tallied 22 points with five rebounds, four assists and three steals in home win vs. Missouri (Jan. 16)
  • Second double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds, hitting a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe in road contest at Georgia (Feb. 2)
  • Led the team with 25 points, six rebounds, a career high nine assists and three steals in upset win at No. 8 Texas A&M (Feb. 6)
  • Followed with 24 points, including a career high 11-of-14 from the free throw line, with six rebounds and five assists in home win against LSU
  • Tallied 17 points in home win vs. Florida (Feb. 20), helping to snap a five-year Gamecock winless streak against the Gators
  • Collected third double-double of the season in huge road win at Arkansas (March 5) to conclude the regular season, scoring a team high 22 points, to go along with a team best 11 rebounds, with six assists
  • 11 rebounds vs. the Razorbacks matched a career high
  • Scored 23 points in SEC Tournament loss vs. Georgia (March 11)
  • 20 points with seven assists and two steals in NIT victory over High Point (March 15)

2014-15 (SOPHOMORE)
Jan. 5 SEC Player of the Week
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

  • Started all 33 games of the season, averaging 11.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and a team high 1.3 steals in 30.6 minutes per game
  • In SEC games, averaged 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 32.1 minutes per game
  • Posted a team high 23 double-figure scoring games, one double-double, 17 games with at least five rebounds and 12 games with at least three assists
  • Led or shared the team lead in scoring a team-high 10 times, in rebounding six times, in assists seven times and in steals 12 times
  • Ranked 10th in the SEC in steals per game (1.3)
  • Collected three or more steals three times
  • Tallied 16 points, adding four assists and two steals in ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon game vs. Baylor (Nov. 18)
  • Began a string of seven-straight double-figure scoring games vs. the Bears
  • Scored 20 points vs. Charlotte (Nov. 21) in Charleston Classic matchup vs. the 49ers, also collected eight rebounds
  • Set career high with six steals in win vs. UNC Asheville (Nov. 26), which tied for the highest single-game total in a game during the season in the SEC
  • Tallied double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in victory at Marshall (Dec. 1)
  • Scored 13 points, providing a trio of plays in the final two minutes to help secure upset win over No. 9/9 Iowa State (Jan. 3) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • In the final 1:51 of the matchup vs. the Cyclones, hit a 3-point play, gave the team a six-point lead by hitting a lay-up in the final seconds of the shot clock and made a steal and hit a free throw to secure the win after Iowa State pulled within one possession
  • Tallied 17 points vs. Tennessee (Jan. 20), playing 37 minutes
    Scored 14 points in victory vs. Missouri (Feb. 10), hitting a pair of 3s in the win
  • Posted second 20-point game of the season at top-ranked Kentucky (Feb. 14), hitting a season high nine free throws
  • Posted double-figures in the last five games of the season, starting with 10 points in home matchup vs. Arkansas (March 5)
  • Tallied 10 points and collected two steals in road win at Tennessee (March 7)
  • Led team with 18 points in SEC Tournament victory vs. Missouri (March 11)
  • Collected seven rebounds in Tournament win vs. Ole Miss (March 12)

2013-14 (FRESHMAN)
SEC All-Freshman Team
Jan. 13, Feb. 17 and March 10 SEC Freshman of the Week
Feb. 18 Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week

SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

  • Started all 34 games of his rookie campaign
  • Averaged 13.4 points, 4.1 rebounds 3.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 29.6 minutes per game
  • 13.4 points per game ranked second among freshmen in the SEC in overall games, while 1.2 steals per game ranked second and 3.0 assists per game ranked third
  • In SEC games, averaged 15.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 33.2 minutes per game
  • Points (15.6) and assists (4.0) per game in strictly league games led the conference among freshmen
  • Six 20-point games in league play is the most by a freshman in South Carolina history
  • Posted 22 double-figure scoring games, which included seven 20-point games, also posted 20 games with at least three assists, nine games with at least five rebounds and two double-doubles
  • Led or shared the team lead in scoring 12 times, in rebounding four times, in assists 17 times and in steals 10 times
  • Marked nearly every stat column with 14 points, all in the second half, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in college debut vs. Longwood (Nov. 9)
  • Scored first 20-point game of his career at No. 23 Baylor (Nov. 12), posting 20 on 6-of-13 shooting from the field and a 7-of-10 effort from the free throw line; also collected a team high three steals vs. the Bears
  • Played a then-season high 36 minutes vs. Manhattan (Dec. 17), scoring a team high 17 points, hitting 10-of-13 attempts from the free throw line
  • Posted 19 points, hitting three 3s, while dishing three assists vs. USC Upstate (Dec. 19) Went 2-of-2 beyond the arc as he posted 10 points go with four rebounds and a season high three steals at No. 10 Florida (Jan. 8)
  • Posted 25 points on career-best nine field goals vs. LSU (Jan. 11), as he also went 6-of-9 from the foul line to go with five rebounds and two assists
  • Posted first career double-double vs. Ole Miss (Jan. 18) with 24 points and a season high 11 rebounds
  • Also had season best four 3-point field goals in 37 minutes against the Rebels
  • Scored a career high 26 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including nine made free throws, at Georgia (Jan. 22)
  • Recorded 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including an 8-for-8 effort from the foul line in home win vs. Texas A&M (Jan. 29)
  • Posted 20 points, five rebounds and six assists in 39 minutes at Ole Miss (Feb. 1)
  • Dished a season-high nine assists vs. Auburn (Feb. 5)
  • Scored 15 points and added four assists and matched season high with four steals at Tennessee (Feb. 8)
  • Scored 19 points and added six rebounds and six assists in win vs. Vanderbilt (Feb. 13)
  • Recorded team-high 22 points to go with four rebounds and four assists vs. Alabama (Feb. 15)
  • Also went 9-of-10 from the foul line against the Crimson Tide, including made free throw with 5.8 seconds on the clock which extended the Gamecock lead to four points
  • Matched season high with 10 made free throws vs. Georgia (Feb. 22)
  • Had 14 points to go with four assists in win vs. No. 17 Kentucky (March 1)
  • Recorded second double-double of the season with 22 points and 11 rebounds to go with four assists at Mississippi State (March 8)

  • Helped lead Oak Hill Academy to 33-5 record during senior season
  • A four-star prospect according to ESPN.com and the top rated player in the state of South Carolina
  • Rated the No. 39 overall prospect in the 2013 class by ESPN.com
  • A four-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247sports.com
  • Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 43 overall prospect and No. 11 shooting guard

  • Son of Greg Wade and Sharicka Thornwell
  • Has one brother, Quantavious and one sister, Quasheka
  • If he could spend a day with anyone, present or historical, it would be his great grandmother
  • Competed with the USA East Coast basketball team in Estonia during the summer of 2014
  • His best advice to young people is to "take your school work serious" and the best advice he has ever received is "take advantage of every opportunity"
  • Major is Sociology