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Sindarius Thornwell commits to South Carolina

USC hires Frank Martin

This Tuesday, March 27, 2012 photo shows new South Carolina basketball head coach Frank Martin gesturing during a news conference in Columbia, S.C., The Gamecocks hired Martin from Kansas State to re-energize a program that had dropped to the bottom of the Southeastern Conference. (AP Photo/The State, R. Darren Price)


Frank Martin locked in his another big recruit of the 2013 season Monday when he got a commitment out of 6-4 wing Sidarius Thornwell, according to multiple outlets.

Thornwell, a consensus Top-40 prospect, is the second commitment of 2013 for South Carolina.

“He chose South Carolina,” said Thornwell’s uncle DaJuan, to Brian Snow of “He wanted to stay home and be a catalyst for the university.”

A five-star recruit by some publications, Thornwell, who is playing his final season at Oak Hill Academy, chose the Gamecocks over offers from programs such as Clemson, Memphis and Florida.

David Harten is the editor of The Backboard Chronicles. You can follow him on Twitter at @David_Harten.