Thornwell hosts first-annual youth camp

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Around 90 young hoop dreamers from third to 12th grade went to work at Cardinal Newman School Saturday, learning from a proud South Carolinian who’s just at the start of the NBA journey he always hoped, and worked, to experience.

Former Gamecock star, Los Angeles Clippers rookie, and Lancaster’s own Sindarius Thornwell hosted his first-annual youth basketball camp back in the Midlands, giving back to the next generation along with a team of coaches and counselors in order to grow their games.

“The turnout was great. We had a lot of kids, a lot of support,” said the 48th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, the first Carolina alum to be selected in 11 years.

“It was fun – the kids came in, worked hard, had fun, joked around, played a little one-on-one. I got a couple pick-up games. So I feel like this is my time and this is my opportunity to give back. So I’m just taking advantage of it.”

Thornwell returns to LA to work with the Clippers and prepare for the season on Monday.

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