Felipe Haase will be enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal and intends to transfer from the South Carolina basketball program, the school confirmed Thursday.
Haase will have two years of eligibility left. According to a report from The Big Spur, Haase could end up at Mercer, where his high school coach just accepted an assistant coaching position. The Big Spur was the first to announce Haase’s departure.
Haase joins Jason Cudd as the second Gamecock player to transfer. USC also will lose Chris Silva, Hassani Gravett and Tre Campbell to graduation. A.J. Lawson submitted his name for the NBA Draft but has the option to return to school.
Haase is the 17th player to leave the Gamecocks’ program since 2013.
The 6-foot-9 Haase appeared in 32 games this season and averaged 6.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. He had a season-high 14 points against Missouri.
Haase was a three-star recruit out of Miami Christian High School in Florida.
The Gamecocks have four signees coming in for the Class of 2019: Trae Hannibal, Wildens Leveque, Trey Anderson and Jalyn McCreary. Myrtle Beach Christian’s Mike Green also will be part of the class as a walk-on.