Sindarius Thornwell – Stats, Instagram, Salary & Team

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Sindarius Thornwell is an American professional basketball for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He has won the SEC All-Freshman team, First-team All-SEC, and SEC Player of the Year.

Before we dive into the details, here are some quick facts on Sindarius Thornwell.

Sindarius Thornwell Free Throw
Sindarius Thornwell Free Throw

Quick Facts

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 Sharicka Thornwell
Siblings 2; Quantavious (brother), Quasheka (sister)
Education Lancaster High School, Oak Hill Academy, University of South Carolina
Age 29 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_803

Instagram: @s_thornwell0

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Last Update May, 2024

Sindarius Thornwell | Early Childhood and Education

Sindarius was born on November 15, 1994, in Lancaster, South Carolina, U.S. He was born to his father Greg Wade, and mother Sharicka Thornwell.

He has one brother Quantavious and one sister Quasheka. His nationality is American, and his ethnicity is African American. It is unknown what religion he follows or whether he follows any religion or not.

Sindarius attended Lancaster High School in Lancaster, South Carolina, till his junior year. Then, he transferred to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, for his senior year. Later, he attended the University of South Carolina.

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Sindarius Thornwell | Age, Height, and Physical Appearance

As of 2020, Sindarius is 29 years old, and since he was born on November 15, his zodiac sign is Saggitarius.

He stands 6 feet and 5 inches (or 196 cm) tall and weighs approximately 215 pounds (or 98 kg). His black hair and brown eyes compliment his smooth skin, not to mention his athletic body structure.

Sindarius Thornwell
Sindarius Thornwell

Sindarius Thornwell | Career

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 rated him the number 39 overall prospect in the 2013 class. He was the top-rated player in the state of South Carolina. Sindarius competed in the 2012 Nike Global Challenge, playing in 4 games.

College Career

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. 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.

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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 rank 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.

Sindarius Thornwell on the Court
Sindarius Thornwell on the Court

New Orleans Pelicans

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

You can get more details on his stats and game log for the 2020-21 season on ESPN.

Sindarius Thornwell | Net Worth

Sindarius has earned a decent amount of money throughout his career. However, his exact salary and net worth are not available as it hasn’t been disclosed.

Needless to say, he is earning well from his contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. As players get endorsement deals, it can be concluded that he is living a comfortable life.

As of 2024, Sindarius’ salary is estimated to be $183,115.

Besides that, he lives in a lavish house and owns multiple cars. He is living his best life while having a dream career.

Sindarius Thornwell | Personal Life

As of 2020, Sindarius is not dating anyone. It has been reported that he has had at least 1 relationship previously. Not much is known about his personal life.

Sindarius Thornwell Dribbling
Sindarius Thornwell Dribbling

Sindarius Thornwell | Social Media Presence

Twitter: 29.3k followers

Instagram: 64.1k followers

Common Queries

What is Sindarius Thornwell marital status?

He is single.

Is there news that Sindarius Thornwell is being released?

No, there is no news regarding his release. Recently, the player has signed a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic. 

What is Sindarius Thornwell’s zip code?

Since he lives in Orlando, Florida, you can check his zip code in ZipCodeMap.

Who is Sindarius Thornwell’s agent?

Thornwell’s agent is Andy Shiffman of Priority Sports & Entertainment.

Is Sindarius Thornwell injured?

Since he is not put on the injured list, he most probably has not sustained any injury. However, he missed a few games at the start of the season due to Covid-19 protocols. 

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