South Carolina coach Frank Martin said he is going to New York on Dec. 21 or 22 and will meet point guard Rakym Felder about his possible return to the university and the program.
Martin made the comment on Thursday to SportsTalk’s Phil Kornblut.
Felder, a sophomore, averaged 5.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game last season, helping USC to the Final Four. He posted nine double-figure scoring games, including a 15-point performance in Carolina’s upset of No. 2 seed Duke in the NCAA Tournament.
Felder was suspended in mid-August after a July 13 arrest that according to police reports started with the Brooklyn, N.Y., native spitting on a woman, which started a “large brawl.” The charges have since been dropped.
Never miss a local story.
That was Felder’s second suspension from the team. He also was arrested Oct. 23, 2016, after knocking one victim unconscious and assaulting a Columbia police officer after being tased, according to an incident report from the Columbia Police Department.
USC (8-2) returns to action Tuesday at Clemson.