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sindarius thornwell

Thornwell Wins SEC Freshman Of The Week Honors

South Carolina freshmen guard Sindarius Thornwell was awarded SEC “Freshman Of The Week” honors after averaging 20.5 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the Gamecock’s back to back victories over Vanderbilt and Alabama.  It was the first consecutive SEC victories for USC since 2011.

After coming out of Oak Hill academy as a 4 star prospect and the 5th ranked overall shooting guard according to scout.com in the class of 2013.  Thornwell committed to South Carolina Head Coach Frank Martin (who can be seen here).

Thornwell was part of a star studded 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Classic game that was played at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY.  Sindarius played 16 minutes in the game, went 5-11 from the field, recorded 12 pts, 4 reds and 2 assists.

Here are Thornwell’s season stats courtesy of ESPN.com

Thornwell’s twitter handle is @sin_city_803


Derby Festival Classic for 2014

The Derby Festival Classic is orchestrated each year by our good friend Mike Gandolfo.  The event will take place on Friday April 18th 2014 at 7:00PM, as always at Freedom Hall in Louisville.  The official rosters for the event are normally announced toward the end of February so stay tuned to kentuckysports.co for updates.

Be sure to follow the Derby Classic @DerbyBBClassic