Starting Five With Sindarius Thornwell
Oct. 2, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina freshman guard Sindarius Thornwell sat down with GamecocksOnline.com recently for a new web series in conjunction with Spurs and Feathers, "Starting Five With Sindarius Thornwell." The series will highlight a different member of the Gamecock men's basketball team with each edition. A South Carolina native and highly-touted recruit, Thornwell begins his first season with the Garnet and Black this fall. GamecocksOnline.com talked with him about his decision to attend South Carolina and what aspects of his game he is working on during the preseason thus far.
Q: You were one of the top recruits in the country. Why did you choose to come to the University of South Carolina?
Q: Former Gamecock basketball player Carey Rich described you this summer as the "Stephon Gilmore of the basketball team at South Carolina," meaning that you spurred other offers from traditional powers to build something here at South Carolina. Does building something special here at South Carolina drive you daily?
Q: You are a guard that is known as a pure scorer who can take over a game. How do you see yourself as a player?
Q: Who do you model your game after the most?
A: A Dwyane Wade type. The way he gets to the basket and gets his teammates open, and he is a slasher. Also James Harden. He can shoot the 3 better than Wade, so a combination of those two.
Q: What aspect of your game are you working on the most as you prepare for your freshman season to get underway?
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