Sindarius Thornwell (born November 15, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the South Carolina Gamecocks. He attended Oak Hill Academy and Lancaster High School prior to the University of South Carolina. Thornwell was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 48th pick in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. The Clippers later traded for his draft rights.
Thornwell shoots a free throw in 2014
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|Born||November 15, 1994|
Lancaster, South Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Oak Hill Academy|
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
|College||South Carolina (2013–2017)|
|NBA draft||2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
|2017–2019||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2018–2019||→Agua Caliente Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
High school careerEdit
Thornwell attended Lancaster High School in Lancaster, South Carolina for his first 3 years of high school. He then transferred to Oak Hill Academy for his senior year where he averaged 26.8 points per game and averaged 8.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists as well. He led them to a 33-5 record. He was ranked as the 39th best player by ESPN.com and a 4 star recruit by Rivals.com, who also ranked him as the 11th best shooting guard in his class. He also competed in the 2012 Nike Global Challenge playing in 4 games.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Lancaster, South Carolina||Oak Hill Academy||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||205 lb (93 kg)||Oct 2, 2012|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN: ESPN grade: 92|
After committing to USC on October 2, 2012, Thornwell was second on the USC basketball team in scoring with 13.4 ppg and 4.0 rebounds per game. He also averaged 3.0 assists per game. During conference play, he was averaging 15.0 ppg as well. On January 22, 2014, Thornwell had a career high 26 points against the University of Georgia. As a result of his production that season, Thornwell was named a member of the All-SEC Freshman Team. His sophomore year in the 2014–2015 season was not as productive as his freshman season. His junior year, on the other hand, would provide relatively similar results to what he had in his freshman year. However, it would be his senior season where Thornwell would come into his own as a player, as Thornwell would average 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.2 steals in 34.2 minutes of action per game. As a result of his production that season, he was not only a member of the All-SEC First Team, but he was also named the SEC Player of the Year thanks to votes from the coaches of the Southeastern Conference. Furthermore, Thornwell would be the main leader to help the No. 7 seeded South Carolina proceed all the way to the Final Four in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, which was the highest results in South Carolina's history.
Los Angeles Clippers (2017–present)Edit
On June 22, 2017, Thornwell was selected with the 48th pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, but his draft rights were then traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. Thornwell signed with the Clippers on July 26.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
NBA G LeagueEdit
- "Sindarius Thornwell Bio University of South Carolina Official Athletic Site". gamecocksonline.com. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
- "L.A. Clippers acquire rights to Sindarius Thornwell". NBA.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
- "Press Release: L.A. CLIPPERS SIGN SINDARIUS THORNWELL". Los Angeles Clippers. July 26, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
- "Sindarius Thornwell Stats, News, Videos, Highlights, Pictures, Bio - South Carolina Gamecocks - ESPN". espn.go.com. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
- "Sindarius Thornwell Bio - South Carolina Official Athletic Site". gamecocksonline.com. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
- "Sindarius Thornwell | NBADraft.net". nbadraft.net. Retrieved April 5, 2014.