Happy 61st Birthday Kevin Joyce.
Kevin was born on this date in Bayside, NY. He attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Jamaica, NY, before signing on to play for Coach Frank McGuire at South Carolina from 1971-73.
The rest is history as Joyce became one of the all-time great basketball players at Carolina. He averaged 17.3 PPG, which is the 8th highest of any Gamecock. He made 81 percent of his free throw attempts (#4 all-time), and averaged 3.8 assists per game. The impressive assist total ranks 9th all-time at USC as well. Joyce had the rare distinction of leading the team in scoring and assists during the ‘72-‘73 season, which earned him All-American honors.
He was a first-round pick by Golden State in the 1973 NBA Draft.
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Kevin Joyce was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall-of-Fame in 1998.