The Captain will represent South Carolina at this season’s SEC men’s basketball tournament.
The league announced Wednesday its 2018 “Allstate SEC Basketball Legends” class that will be honored at next month’s tournament in St. Louis. Carey Rich, a two-time captain for the Gamecocks in the 1990s, will be recognized at halftime of USC’s first game of the tournament.
Rich lettered for the Gamecocks from 1993-95. The point guard ranks sixth all-time at Carolina in assists per game (4.30). He scored 784 career points and recorded 340 assists over 79 games.
Rich, an active member of Columbia’s basketball community, was inducted into the Richland One Hall of Fame in January.
The SEC is in its 20th season of its “Legends” program. This year’s other inductees include James Robinson (Alabama), Jonathon Modica (Arkansas), Joel Eaves (Auburn), David Lee (Florida), Chad Kessler (Georgia), Joe Crawford (Kentucky), John Brady (LSU), Rob Evans (Ole Miss), Ray White (Mississippi State), Doug Smith (Missouri), Howard Wood (Tennessee), Barry Davis (Texas A&M) and Godfrey Dillard (Vanderbilt).
The SEC Tournament begins March 7 at Scottrade Center.