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Thornwell led the Gamecocks to their first Final Four in the spring.

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Sindarius Thornwell, the Southeastern Conference player of the year who led South Carolina to its first Final Four, will have a scholarship named in his honor.

In a news release the school says, “Once fully endowed, the scholarship will be awarded annually to a men’s basketball student-athlete who exemplifies the competitive edge and effort that Thornwell put forth during his record-setting career at Carolina.”

Thornwell averaged 23.6 points and seven rebounds per game during the NCAA tournament leading the Gamecocks to the Final Four in Phoenix.

“Truly an honor to have a basketball scholarship named after myself,” Thornwell said in a post on his social media accounts. “Thank you to Coach Frank and the University of South Carolina for everything!”

Thornwell graduated from South Carolina in May and leaves the school with the most games started (132) and the third-leading scorer (1,941). He averaged 21.4 career points.

“With the creation of the Sindarius Thornwell Scholarship one of our student-athletes will benefit from the great leadership that Sindarius showed during his playing days,” Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said in a news release. “This scholarship represents opportunity, commitment, work ethic and success and I want to thank our University and Athletics Department leadership for launching this effort in Sindarius’ name.”



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