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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.

Sindarius Thornwell
Sindarius Thornwell Free Throw.jpg
Thornwell shoots a free throw in 2014
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
Personal information
Born (1994-11-15) November 15, 1994 (age 24)
Lancaster, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolOak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
CollegeSouth Carolina (2013–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career2017–present
Career history
20172019Los Angeles Clippers
2018–2019Agua Caliente Clippers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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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.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Sindarius Thornwell
Guard
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

College careerEdit

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.[1] 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.

Professional careerEdit

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.[2] Thornwell signed with the Clippers on July 26.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 L.A. Clippers 73 17 15.8 .429 .377 .670 1.9 .9 .7 .3 3.9
2018–19 L.A. Clippers 64 1 4.9 .347 .200 .735 .7 .3 .2 .1 1.0
Career 137 18 10.7 .415 .342 .689 1.3 .6 .5 .2 2.5

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 L.A. Clippers 4 0 3.0 .333 .333 1.0 .0 .3 .0 1.3
Career 4 0 3.0 .333 .333 1.0 .0 .3 .0 1.3

NBA G LeagueEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Agua Caliente 1 1 37.7 .286 .000 1.000 10.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 14.0
Career 1 1 37.7 .286 .000 1.000 10.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 14.0

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 South Carolina 34 34 29.6 .386 .370 .736 4.1 3.0 1.2 .6 13.4
2014–15 South Carolina 33 33 30.6 .340 .268 .716 4.9 2.2 1.3 .3 11.1
2015–16 South Carolina 34 34 33.1 .382 .333 .764 4.8 3.8 1.5 .5 13.4
2016–17 South Carolina 31 31 33.9 .444 .392 .830 7.1 2.8 2.1 1.0 21.4
Career 132 132 31.8 .392 .339 .771 5.2 3.0 1.5 .6 14.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sindarius Thornwell Bio University of South Carolina Official Athletic Site". gamecocksonline.com. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "L.A. Clippers acquire rights to Sindarius Thornwell". NBA.com. June 22, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Press Release: L.A. CLIPPERS SIGN SINDARIUS THORNWELL". Los Angeles Clippers. July 26, 2017. Retrieved October 11, 2018.

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