Evka Baniulis has had so many second chances, there have been too many to keep track.
Whatever the number, this may be the final opportunity for the senior to become a key member of the South Carolina men's basketball team.
The Lithuanian sharp-shooter has had his moments over the past four years, some big scoring games and a few stints as a starter. But he has never stuck, and his scoring and minutes average are lower as a senior than as a freshman.
Baniulis is up front on where the blame lies.
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"I honestly say part of it is my own mistakes," he said. "Probably don't bring it in practice and maybe don't show up in games. It's all my fault, believe me."
Baniulis said that Friday, a day before he was set for his second start this season, at Florida.
In his first start, Wednesday's loss at No. 22 Mississippi, Baniulis had a season-high 24 minutes, and a season-high seven rebounds. Yet he went scoreless and attempted two shots.
Still, Gamecocks coach Darrin Horn seemed pleased.
"As a coach, it's hard to complain about a guy doing more things when he's a so-called just-shooter," Horn said. "Now that he's doing all those things, we can't begrudge that those shots aren't going in every night.
"We're pleased where Evka is. When he makes those shots, obviously it helps and it's a bonus for us. But the fact that he's given us some defensive production and he's rebounding the basketball, those are some real positives for us."
The Gamecocks don't necessarily need the 6-foot-7 Baniulis to score 15-20 points per game, but they need some support for guard Devan Downey, the SEC's leading scorer.
Baniulis has shown he could do that. As a freshman, he had 21 points in a win against Auburn. As a sophomore, he hit four 3-pointers and had seven rebounds in a loss to Kentucky. That season he also hit six 3s in a loss at Florida.
Entering today, he ranks second all-time at USC in 3-point field goal percentage (41.2 percent). First place belongs to Brent Price, who played one season at South Carolina.
Baniulis' scoring average, while still in the single digits, gradually increased each season - until this one. He's averaging 3.5 points per game, almost half his average last year.
His playing time also saw a considerable dip this season. He averaged 16.3 minutes and had nine starts as a freshman and 19.1 minutes and 13 starts as a sophomore.
Last year he averaged 18.3 minutes with two starts. This year he has averaged 13.8 minutes and no starts until Wednesday.
That start came in part because Horn believes Ramon Galloway, a freshman guard, plays better off the bench. But Baniulis kept the spot because he's doing more than shooting.
The staff has added some set plays to try and create shots for Baniulis off screens. But Horn was blunt in why he doesn't expect Baniulis to look for more shots for himself.
"I don't know how he's going to do that because he can't create his own shot," Horn said. "So it's gotta come within the flow."
Still, the mantra remains that Baniulis will be judged on his scoring total - but on what he brings overall.
And he believes he is capable of that now.
"After four years in college, you should be able to able to do more things than what you came in with," Baniulis said. "I came in here being able to shoot, pretty much the whole time that's all I was able to do. Now I've grown over the four years."