The South Carolina men’s basketball team’s roster is in flux thanks to the graduation of four seniors and the suspensions of five players whose futures with the program remain in question.
Head coach Frank Martin is looking under every rock for potential new players, and that has taken him to transferring 6-foot-2 point guard Kory Holden of Delaware.
Holden said he talks every day with Martin and the message he’s received from him is simple.
“Come in, be the guy basically,” Holden said.
Holden said he will take a visit to USC. Right now he’s not ready to narrow his list and is considering all interested parties. Some of the others to contact him are Maryland, Arizona, Virginia Tech, LaSalle, Nevada, Louisiana Tech and Miami.
Holden is regarded in some circles as the best transfer player available in this spring’s pool. He averaged nearly 18 points per game this season for the Blue Hens.
Holden is a native of Salisbury, Md., who played two seasons at Delaware. He averaged over 12 points per game as a freshman. The left-hander will have to sit out next season as a transfer and will have two years of eligibility remaining.