Sindarius Thornwell

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Sindarius Thornwell
Sindarius Thornwell Free Throw.jpg
Thornwell with South Carolina in 2014
No. 7 – ratiopharm Ulm
PositionShooting guard / Point guard
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1994-11-15) November 15, 1994 (age 27)
Lancaster, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school
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
2019–2020Rio Grande Valley Vipers
20202021New Orleans Pelicans
2021Orlando Magic
2021–presentratiopharm Ulm
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Sindarius Thornwell (born November 15, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for ratiopharm Ulm of the German Basketball Bundesliga. He played college basketball for the South Carolina Gamecocks. Thornwell was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 48th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft before he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.

High school career

Thornwell attended Lancaster High School in Lancaster, South Carolina for his first three 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 four-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 four 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:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 92

College career

After committing to South Carolina on October 2, 2012, Thornwell was second on the South Carolina 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 2014–15 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 career

Los Angeles Clippers (2017–2019)

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]

Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2019–2020)

On August 4, 2019, Thornwell signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers and played in three preseason games before he was waived on October 16.

On October 26, 2019, the Canton Charge traded Thornwell to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers for a first-round G-League pick in 2020.[4] Thornwell averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game on 42.9 percent shooting in the 2019–20 season.[5]

New Orleans Pelicans (2020–2021)

On July 6, 2020, Thornwell was signed by the New Orleans Pelicans as a substitute player for the remainder of the 2019–20 season.[6] On December 1, he re-signed with the Pelicans.[7]

After waiving Thornwell on February 23, 2021,[8] the Pelicans signed him to a 10-day contract the next day.[9] On March 10, he was signed to a second 10-day contract.[10]

Orlando Magic (2021)

On May 4, 2021, Thornwell signed a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic.[11] He averaged 3.4 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game in seven games played.

Ratiopharm Ulm (2021–present)

On November 11, 2021, he has signed with ratiopharm Ulm of the German Basketball Bundesliga.[12]

Career statistics

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

NBA

Regular season

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
2019–20 New Orleans 2 0 17.5 .545 .500 .500 2.0 2.0 .5 .5 8.0
2020–21 New Orleans 14 1 5.2 .333 .333 .000 .4 .3 .4 .1 1.2
Orlando 7 0 20.6 .320 .286 .667 1.9 2.4 1.1 .1 3.4
Career 160 19 10.8 .407 .340 .672 1.3 .7 .5 .2 2.5

Playoffs

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

College

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

References

  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.
  4. ^ "VIPERS FINALIZE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. October 27, 2019. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Taylor, Collyn (April 5, 2020). "Gamecocks in the pros: basketball edition". Rivals.com. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  6. ^ "Pelicans sign Sindarius Thornwell". NBA.com. July 6, 2020. Retrieved July 6, 2020.
  7. ^ "Pelicans re-sign Sindarius Thornwell". NBA.com. December 1, 2020. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  8. ^ "Pelicans waive Sindarius Thornwell". NBA.com. February 23, 2021. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  9. ^ "Pelicans Sign Sindarius Thornwell to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. February 24, 2021. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
  10. ^ "Pelicans sign Sindarius Thornwell to second 10-day contract". NBA.com. March 10, 2021. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
  11. ^ "Orlando Magic Sign Sindarius Thornwell to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. May 4, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  12. ^ "Ratiopharm Ulm announces Sindarius Thornwell". Sportando. November 11, 2021. Retrieved November 12, 2021.

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