South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell had an incredible senior season. He was the SEC player of the year, after all.
But for as good as he was in the regular season, Thornwell saved his best for last, as he was arguably the best player in the NCAA Tournament through at least the first two rounds. Without his incredible stretch of play, there is little chance the Gamecocks would have made it to their first Final Four in school history.
On Saturday, however, that run finally came to an end as South Carolina fell to Gonzaga, thereby ending Thornwell’s collegiate career. While the SEC’s best player still has a long professional career ahead of him, he took some time on Instagram Monday night to thank several people within the South Carolina community for helping him achieve so much of the past few years:
Thank you to the University of South Carolina for not only allowing me to represent this University but for allowing to grow as a person. Thank for sticking with me through the mistakes and and helping me grow and learn from them. Thank you to all of Gamecocknation for the tremendous amount for support you have given me these last 4 years. Thank you to my city/town Lancaster, SC for supporting me through it all and believing in me before anybody believed in me. Thank you Coach Frank Martin for being a positive role model in my life and teaching me how to be and man and take difficult moments head on instead of running away from them and for that I will forever love you. Thank you to my teammates over the last 4 years coming in everyday motivating me and pushing me and helping me get better you guys will forever have a brother in me. All of you have helped me and prepared me for my next chapter in life. With that being said, Sin City out !!! #Securethebag