Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Talkin' SC hoops...

I know this season is not over but I have already started to think about next year for the SC men's basketball team. Call me crazy but I don't see the 'cocks turning this boat around anytime soon. The SEC is too strong this year and we just don't have the weapons to upset teams down the road. Only hope of a NCAA berth is to win the SEC Tourney, which well is not likely and the chance of a 3 peat of NIT Champs is fading away fast. But hey we got Odom to re-sign his contract...
The Gamecocks could probably use any of their heralded transfers on the court right now. The Gamecocks (10-7, 0-4 Southeastern Conference) have lost five in a row, the first four by a total of 112 points before last Saturday's 64-61 defeat at Tennessee.

Nice article on si.com discussing the recent transfer of Mike Jones from 'Cuse to USC. Last year's "Mr. Basketball" for the Palmetto State became the latest highly regarded player from the state to start his career elsewhere and then return home. The 6-foot-8 Jones attended classes Tuesday, officially joining former Cincinnati standout Devan Downey from Chester High and ex-Georgia Tech guard Zam "Buck" Fredrick of Calhoun County High on the Gamecocks talented waiting list. Both Downey and Fredrick were also honored with "Mr. Basketball" during their prep careers.
Downey and Fredrick are eligible next season while Jones, must wait until after the fall semester ends to suit up for South Carolina.

2 comments:

Moose said...

We still don't have a big man to play in the middle. Every good SEC school has a big man. Big Baby, Noah, and the big man by committee at Kentucky

Rishi's Agent said...

what is my name....Mike Jones....yeah