Columbia is home to two of the nation's top uncommitted 2015 basketball prospects in 6-foot-7 P.J. Dozier of Spring Valley High School and 6-5 Tevin Mack of Dreher.
With the basketball early signing period coming up on Wednesday, both are in the final stages of making their decisions. But first, there was practice for both on Sunday.
Dozier's father and coach Perry Dozier said on Sunday from practice that his son had "somewhat" made his decision and will announce it on Wednesday. Dozier has been considering USC, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgetown and Louisville.
Mack and his mother Paula visited with the USC coaches on Saturday for about an hour after practice. Over the weekend, she said she heard in one form or another from all of the other coaches in contention -- Brad Brownell of Clemson, Shaka Smart of VCU, Mark Fox of Georgia and Kevin Ollie of Connecticut. Georgia was the first of the schools to send a letter-of-intent to the Macks.
Paula Mack said she and her son were discussing the decision on Sunday when they were interrupted. She had to head to work and her son had practice, so she doesn't expect the two of them to reconvene until Monday night. She said her son does plan to make his announcement sometime Tuesday and will sign during a ceremony at Dreher at noon on Wednesday.
"We are getting close to a decision, we're getting close to it," Mack said. "It all boils down to where he feels comfortable. All five, we like them all."