The SEC Player of the Year is sick.
South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell has led the Gamecocks to the Final Four. Thornwell dominated the SEC this year, en route to the SEC Player of the Year award.
Today, Gamecocks fans received some bad news.
Their fearless leader is sick, and did not practice with the team today. Instead of attending practice and meeting with the media, Thornwell stayed back at the hotel.
The point guard has been the best player in the NCAA Tournament thus far. Through the first four games, Thornwell averaged 25.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2 steals per game while playing 35.3 minutes per game.
ESPN rewarded the Gamecocks star in its article naming the top 25 players in the Final Four. Thornwell sat at the top of the list after South Carolina's impressive run in the Tournament.
Without Thornwell, the Gamecocks will have a hard time competing with No. 1 seed Gonzaga in this Saturday's Final Four game. Not only is he the team's leading scorer, he's also the heart and soul of the Gamecocks. South Carolina needs its First Team All-American to regain his health in order to give the Zags a good game.
We're hoping he gets well in time for the game on Saturday at 6:00 p.m.