The University of South Carolina has announced that the legend of SEC Player of the Year and current Ground Zero Training NBA Pre-Draft program participant, Sindarius Thornwell, will continue to live on after announcing a men’s basketball scholarship in his name.
According to the school, once the scholarship is funded, it will be awarded annually to a player that exemplifies the characteristics Sindarius brought to the program. This past season, Sindarius led South Carolina to their first NCAA Final Four.
“One of our student-athletes will benefit from the great leadership that Sindarius showed during his playing days,” USC head coach Frank Martin said in a statement. “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.”
Thornwell is the first men’s basketball player to earn the coaches’ choice for SEC Player of the Year in school history.
“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!”