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Frank Martin: Former Gamecocks announce transfer destinations

Frank Martin: Former Gamecocks announce transfer destinations

Frank Martin

Two previous South Carolina Gamecocks men's b-ball players reported their exchange objections on Sunday.

Erik Stevenson is headed toward West Virginia, where he'll play under Bob Huggins, who's nearby with previous South Carolina mentor Frank Martin. TaQuan Woodley will rejoin with Martin at UMass.

The two players entered the NCAA Transfer Portal after South Carolina selected Lamont Paris as Martin's substitution. Jermaine Couisnard, Devin Carter and Wildens Leveque have likewise entered the entryway, so is stroll on Mike Green.

For his profession, which likewise incorporates stops at Wichita State and Washington, Stevenson midpoints 9.5 focuses, 4.2 bounce back, 2.3 helps and 1.1 takes. He's 36% shooter from the floor, 30.5 percent from 3-point range and 84 percent at the free-toss line.

Stevenson was the second-driving scorer during his main season at South Carolina, with a vocation high 11.6 focuses per game.

Woodley was probably the least scorer for the Gamecocks this previous season, with 2.0 focuses per game. He arrived at the midpoint of 3.0 bounce back per game. In 26 appearances, which saw him normal somewhat more than 12 minutes for each game, he had 21 impeded shots.

Emerging from Timberline High School in Lacey, Wash., Stevenson was the No. 51-positioned shooting monitor in the class of 2018, as indicated by the 247Sports Composite. Woodley was recorded as the No. 51-positioned power forward in 2021.

Woodley transferring to UMass:

Previous Gamecock power forward TaQuan Woodley will rejoin Frank Martin in Amherst and play for the Minutemen.

AMHERST, Mass. - TaQuan Woodley will proceed with his b-ball vocation under Frank Martin's heading.


Woodley is moving to UMass to play for Martin who was presented as the new lead trainer of the Minutemen this week.


The 6-8 power forward played in 26 games for Carolina this previous season, averaging two focuses and three bounce back per challenge. He will give Martin a major body and somebody who comprehends Martin's framework as the mentor starts his first season at UMass after 10 seasons as the lead trainer at South Carolina

MINNEAPOLIS - South Carolina crushed UConn 64-49 to come out on top for the public championship Sunday, an overwhelming presentation providing additional proof with that the overall influence in ladies' school b-ball seems to have moved down to Columbia.


The triumph in Minneapolis gives the Gamecocks (35-2) their subsequent public title over the most recent five years, more than some other group in that stretch. Also, that it comes against the group that has been the sovereigns of school b-ball, coming out on top for 10 titles this century. Up until Sunday, they'd been 11-0 in public title games.


Attributable to the qualities they've shown the entire season, the Gamecocks utilized a mix of bouncing back and guard to dog the Huskies into an oft-kilter execution for a program that is brought home a greater number of championships than any group in ladies' ball history.


Eventually, USC essentially outmatched UConn in all parts of the game.


"We played each belonging like it was our last belonging," Staley said. "Still up in the air to be support today."


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