Sindarius Thornwell had always been able to score on a consistent basis, rating as a solid four-star prospect on the wing. Over the spring period, though, Thornwell shot up the charts due to his ability to get to the rim and use his body to finish.
|Four-star wing Sindarius Thornwell continues to expand his offensive game. (Davide DePas)|
Thornwell had made an effort to expand his offensive game heading into AAU season.
“It felt good,” he said. “I was telling my coach that I needed to do something to get better. I shot the ball well, worked on my ball-handling.”
Thornwell is still working on his perimeter shot and dribbling, attempting to become well-rounded on the offensive end. Given his strength and 6-foot-5 height, Thornwell is getting more and more difficult to defend.
“I just need to stay consistent, give effort,” he said.
In terms of recruiting, Thornwell has a long, long list of schools in pursuit. Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Miami (Fl.), Florida State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Providence, Villanova, Florida, Memphis, Ohio State and Georgia are all showing varying levels of interest.
The Lancaster (S.C.) native – who will head to Oak Hill Academy (Va.) next year – has the two in-state schools coming after him the hardest: Clemson and South Carolina.
Thornwell, who is due for a rankings boost, wants to start making progress in his recruitment after the AAU season ends.