Sindarius Thornwell favors a pair 

August, 28, 2012
8/28/12
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He won’t be able to help himself. On Friday nights, shooting guard Sindarius Thornwell (Lancaster, S.C./Oak Hill Academy) gets the bug, the itch to go play the game he once really loved. He itches but he doesn’t scratch.

“I miss on Friday nights, the physicalness of it,” Thornwell said. “If you’re mad, you take all your anger out [on the field]. I used to run over DBs. Football isn’t me anymore.”

Ranked No. 43 on the ESPN 100, hoops is in Thornwell’s future. He’s making basketball decisions these days like the one he made to leave Lancaster High in favor of Oak Hill. Close to his high school coach, Thornwell was able to keep the relationship intact despite the move.