South Carolina added a wing with an NBA pedigree Wednesday with a commitment from 6-foot-6 Reggie Theus Jr. of Los Angeles.
His father, of course, was a standout at UNLV and later in the NBA. Theus Jr. averaged 18 points per game last season for Fairfax High School and caught the attention of major college head coaches, including USC's Frank Martin.
"They came out during our league season and were very interested in the play of Reggie," said his coach, Harvey Kitani. "It's his constancy and staying within the framework of the team and staying within the game plan."
Theus Jr. made an official visit to USC in March, and that trip convinced him to come across the country to play his college basketball.
"He had thought about this ever since his visit," the coach said. "He pretty much told me that's where he liked to go. The reason being Frank Martin."
Kitani said he expects Theus Jr. to have a bright future in a Gamecock uniform.
"There's so much upside in Reggie," he said. "He will continue to get better because of the attitude and character he possesses."