Clippers Grab USC’S Thornwell, Spurs Select Blossomgame

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USC’s Sindarius Thornwell was taken 48th overall in the second round of Thursday night’s NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and later traded to the L.A. Clippers.

Thornwell earned SEC Player Of The Year this past season and then led his team to the program’s first ever Final Four.

As a senior he averaged a conference-leading 21.4 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest.

Known for his defense, he had 66 steals and 30 blocks.

Clemson’s Jaron Blossomgame went 59th overall in the second round to the Spurs.

Blossomgame led the Tigers with 17.7 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest this past season.

Earlier in the second round, Oklahoma State’s Jawun Evans, who once lived in Greenville, went 39th overall to the 76ers and was also later traded to the Clippers

USC guard P.J. Dozier, who left the Gamecocks after his sophomore season, went undrafted.

Friday, Dozier signed a free agent contact with the Los Angeles Lakers and will play for their summer league team while reports indicate that former Gaffney stand-out L.J. Peak, who left Georgetown early, has signed with the Rockets.


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