Frank Martin and the South Carolina basketball team will add one more to the roster for the 2017-18 season.
Maine grad transfer Wesley Myers will play his final season with the Gamecocks, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported Wednesday morning.
The Gamecocks offered Myers coming out of Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he helped win the school’s first state title in 2012. But he signed with Niagara and spent two seasons there before transferring to Maine after the 2014-15 season.
Myers, a 6-foot-2 guard, averaged 16.9 points and 4.5 assists a game last season for the Black Bears, but his season was cut short. According to the Bangor (Maine) Daily News, he missed the final four games after being involved in an incident in which he broke a teammate’s jaw during an argument about music in the locker room.
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Myers remained at the school and finished undergraduate classes this summer, paving the way for his transfer.
“Getting the job done been working all summer. On and off the court. Ending my academic summer on a good note A, A-, B+ and a B-,” Myers posted last month on Twitter.
Myers is the second grad transfer the Gamecocks have added for the upcoming season, joining Florida Atlantic’s Frank Booker. The two guards should help fill the scoring load left by Sindarius Thornwell and P.J. Dozier, as well as seniors Duane Notice and Justin McKie.
USC also will have Delaware transfer Kory Holden in the backcourt. Holden averaged 18 points a game at Delaware but had to sit out this past season because of NCAA transfer rules.
Freshman guards David Beatty and Justin Minaya were part of this year’s signing class.