Sindarius Thornwell

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Sindarius Thornwell

Sindarius Thornwell

Who is Sindarius Thornwell?

Sindarius Thornwell is an American professional basketball player for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans (NBA). Sindarius Thornwell was named SEC Freshman of the Year, First-Team All-SEC, and SEC Player of the Year. Before we get into the specifics, here are some facts about Sindarius.

Sindarius Thornwell | Education and Early Childhood

Sindarius was born in Lancaster, South Carolina, on November 15, 1994.

His father, Greg Wade, and mother, Sharicka Thornwell, gave birth to him.

He has a brother named Quantavious and a sister named Quasheka.

His nationality is American, and he is of African American descent.

It is unknown what religion he practices or whether he practices any religion at all.

Sindarius was a junior at Lancaster High School in Lancaster, South Carolina.

For his senior year, he transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.

He later went to the University of South Carolina.

More Facts About Sindarius Thornwell

Full Name Sindarius Thornwell
Birth Date November 15, 1994
Birth Place Lancaster, South Carolina, U.S.
Zodiac Sign Saggitarius
Nick Name N/A
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Father’s Name Greg Wade
Mother’s Name Sharia Thornwell
Siblings 2; Quantavious (brother), Quasheka (sister)
Education Lancaster High School, Oak Hill Academy, University of South Carolina
Age 27 Years Old
Height 6 ft. 5 in. (or 196 cm)
Weight 215 pounds (or 98 kg)
Body Build Athletic
Hair Colour Black
Eye Colour Brown
Married No
Partner Single
Children N/A
Profession Basketball Player
Position in team Shooting Guard and Point Guard
Shoots Right
Jersey Number #12
Affiliations Los Angeles Clippers (former), Rio Grande Valley Vipers (former), New Orleans Pelicans (current)
Net Worth N/A
Social Media Twitter: @Sin_City_803Instagram: @s_thornwell0
Merch Basketball Rookie Cards
Last Update September 2022

Sindarius Thornwell | Height, Age, and Appearance

Sindarius will be 27 years old in 2020, and because he was born on November 15, his zodiac sign is Saggitarius.

He stands 6 feet 5 inches (196 cm) tall and weighs about 215 pounds (or 98 kg).

His black hair and brown eyes, as well as his athletic body structure, complement his smooth skin.

Sindarius Thornwell | High School Career

Sindarius averaged 26.8 points per game and averaged 8.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists as well.

He led the Oak Hill Academy team to a 33-5 record during his senior season. ranked him as the 39th best player, and and ranked him a 4-star recruit.

Sindarius was also ranked as the 11th best shooting guard in his class and 43 overall prospects by ranked him as the 39th best prospect in the 2013 class.

He was the highest-rated player in South Carolina.

Sindarius competed in the 2012 Nike Global Challenge, playing in 4 games.

College Life

Frank Martin coached him at the University of South Carolina.


Sindarius started all 34 games of his rookie campaign.

During his freshman year, he averaged 13.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.2 steals in 29.6 minutes per game.

His score of 13.4 points per game was ranked second among freshmen in the SEC in overall games, while 1.2 steals per game was ranked second, and 3.0 assists per game were ranked third.

Sindarius averaged 15.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.2 steals in 33.2 minutes per game in SEC games.

He scored the first 20-point game of his career at No. 23 Baylor on November 12.

He also played a then-season high 36 minutes against Manhattan on December 17.

Sindarius posted 25 points on career-best nine field goals against LSU on January 11.

On January 18, he posted his first career double-double against Ole Miss with 24 points and a season-high 11 rebounds.

Sindarius Thornwell
Sindarius Thornwell is ready to shoot the ball. Source: 247 Sports

Also, Sindarius had season-best four 3-point field goals in 37 minutes against the Rebels.

On January 22, he scored a career-high 26 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including nine made free throws, against the University of Georgia.

Besides, on February 15, he scored a team-high 22 points with four rebounds and four assists against Alabama.\

He was named a member of the All-SEC Freshman Team.


Sindarius started all 33 games of the season and averaged 11.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and a team-high 1.3 steals in 30.6 minutes per game.

He averaged 10.6 points in SEC games, 4.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.1 steals in 32.1 minutes per game.

Sindarius Thornwell During His Collegiate Career

Sindarius Thornwell During His Collegiate Career He recorded a team-high 23 double-figure scoring games, one double-double, 17 games with at least five rebounds, and 12 games with at least three assists.

Sindarius ranked 10th in the SEC in steals per game, which was 1.3.

He recorded a career-high of six steals in a win against UNC Asheville on November 26.


Sindarius started all 34 games of the season and averaged 13.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.5 steals in 33.1 minutes per game.

He averaged 14.3 points in SEC games, 4.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.4 steals in 35.2 minutes per game.

He ranked sixth in the SEC in both steals per game (1.5) and minutes per game (33.1) in overall games.

Against Clemson, his first-half dunk was ESPN Sportscenter’s number 1 play of the day.

On January 2, he scored a team-high of 18 points in a win against Memphis.

He collected his 1000th career point in a win against the Commodores.


His senior year is when Sindarius truly shined.

He averaged 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.2 steals in 34.2 minutes of action per game, which were career-highs in nearly every statistical category, along with 44.4 field goal percent and 83.0 free throw percent.

He was named the SEC Player of the Year by the league’s coaches; also named All-SEC First Team and the All-Defensive Team.

In SEC, Sindarius averaged a high of 21.4 points and 2.1 steals per game.

His 66 steals during the season rank tied for seventh all-time in Carolina history for a single season.

The basketballer’s 663 points score ranks fourth all-time in Carolina history for a single season.

He recorded a team-high of 21 points in a win over Michigan on November 23.

Besides, he set career-high 44 points, 21 rebounds, and 56 minutes in a game against Alabama on February 7.

On March 26, he was named East Regional Most Outstanding Player.

Sindarius was the main leader to help the No. 7 seeded South Carolina proceed to the Final Four in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, which was the highest result in South Carolina’s history.

Besides that, his quote “We in it, Why not win it?” following a win was quite famous.

It showed his winner’s attitude.

Professional Career Los Angeles Clippers (2017-2019)

Originally, Sindarius was selected with the 48th pick in the 2017 NBA draft on June 22, 2017, by the Milwaukee Bucks.

However, his draft rights were traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.

He signed on with the Los Angeles Clippers on July 26.

Rio Grande Valley Vipers Sindarius signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on August 4, 2019, and played in three preseason games. However, he was waived on October 16.

The Canton Charge acquired him, but he was traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on October 26, 2019, for a first-round G League pick in 2020.

In the 2019-20 season, he averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game on 42.9 percent shooting.

He was signed by the New Orleans Pelicans on July 6, 2020, as a substitute player for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

Sindarius Thornwell | Career Stats

Career 160 19 10.8 .407 .340 .672 1.3 .7 .5 .2 2.5

Sindarius Thornwell’s Salary and Earnings

Sindarius has made a good living throughout his career.

However, his exact salary and net worth are unknown because they have not been disclosed.

Needless to say, he is well compensated by his contract with the New Orleans Pelicans.

As players obtain endorsement deals, it is reasonable to conclude that he lives a comfortable life.


Aside from that, he lives in a lavish home and owns numerous cars. He is living his best life while working in his dream job.

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Sindarius Thornwell’s Private Life

Sindarius is not dating anyone as of 2020.

It has been reported that he has had at least one previous relationship. His personal life is largely unknown.

Social Media Presence

29.3k followers on Twitter

64.1k followers on Instagram