High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Sindarius Thornwell

Eye on POY: South Carolina boys basketball

March, 19, 2012
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The window on the Gatorade State Boys Basketball Player of the Year race is closing, and the search for elite student-athletes is in full swing. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. Here are two top candidates who meet the basic award criteria as determined by our ESPNHS team that administers the program’s selection process.

Brice Johnson
Senior power forward, Edisto (Cordova, S.C.)

2011-12 Team record: 15-5
2011-12 Team standing: Lost in second round of Class 2A state tournament

2011-12 Points per game: 25.4
2011-12 Rebounds per game: 14.3
2011-12 Assists per game: 3
2011-12 Blocks per game: 8.3
2011-12 Steals per game: 2

Academics: A-minus average
Collegiate destination: North Carolina

How he’s played himself into the State POY conversation: 2010-11 Gatorade South Carolina Boys Basketball Player of the Year. 2011 and 2012 First Team All-State selection. 2011 and 2012 First Team All-Area selection. No. 30 ranked recruit in Class of 2012 as rated by ESPNU.

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