The Gamecocks will play 31 games this season, starting with the season opener at home against Longwood on Nov. 9. A quick look at what to expect in 2013-14.
With eight newcomers (seven freshmen and transfer, Ty Johnson), there will be lots of glancing to match names, numbers and faces when the Gamecocks play at home.
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Michael Carrera will rebound, block shots and stick put-backs. He’ll also act as his own towel boy, sometimes drying wet spots on the floor. He’s the Gamecocks’ heart.
With Ty Johnson out until mid-December and Bruce Ellington playing football, USC won’t have an established point guard early in the season. Duane Notice, Jaylen Shaw and Sindarius Thornwell will get a chance.
What's he doing?
Many fans will wonder why 6-foot-9 freshman Demetrius Henry is shooting from the wings and not pounding inside. Simple – it’s not his game. He’s tall, but he has a great jump shot.
Justin McKie is not his dad, career leading scorer BJ McKie. Don’t expect him to be the lethal points-producer his father was. Justin plays multiple positions, tough defense and scores if needed.