Thornwell on the rise

BENTON, Ky.- The prowess of No. 1 ranked Andrew Wiggins has been well documented, but South Carolina recruit Sindarius Thornwell opened up a lot of eyes with his play at the Marshall Co. Hoopfest.

Sindarius Thornwell will be a welcomed addition at South Carolina.

A 6-5 shooting guard with explosive athleticism, Thornwell was solid in the first night and then spectacular in the second night of the event. Against Memphis Southwind, Thornwell pumped in 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Always a terrific slasher and physical wing player, Thornwell impressed with his basketball IQ, overall skill level and three-point shooting range.

Currently ranked the No. 37 prospect by 247Sports, Thornwell will be moving up the rankings this week.

Andrew Wiggins- There already isn't that much left to say about the consensus No. 1 ranked prospect in the country. He is a long and electric athlete. A wing player who hits threes, posts up with authority and slashes to the basket like a NBA veteran. Wiggins is on another level in the prep ranks.

Austin Nichols- The Memphis recruit suffered a blowout loss to Huntington Prep, but he was the second best player on the court behind Wiggins. Nichols, who is in the process of bulking his body up, scored in one-on-one situations against one of the better shot blockers in the class Moses Kingsley. At the same time, Nichols also missed interior shots because he appeared to be rushing his release a bit. As he gets stronger and slows down his offensive game, Nichols will be one of the toughest post scorers to defend in the college game.

Jajuan Johnson- Marquette fans are going to love Johnson. He is a hard-nosed slasher cut out of the mold of successful guards. Johnson competes, defends and comes up with points. He matched Thornwell's 31 points in his game against Oak Hill.

Andrew Harrison- His brother Aaron Harrison played the starring role the first night, but it was all Andrew the second night. The bullish point guard went for 25 points, 12 rebounds and five assists.

Montaque Gill-Ceasar- A four-star wing athlete in the 2015 class, Gill-Ceasar is an integral part of the Huntington attack. He is terrific in transition, can score at all three levels and defends. He has an extremely promising future ahead of him.

RJ. Curington- An unsigned senior shooting guard for Oak Hill Academy. Curington put up good numbers in both of his games at the event. He is a solid athlete who knows how to score and projects as a high major prospect.

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