It's finally official.
LaShay Page has committed to South Carolina and plans to play his final season of eligibility for Frank Martin and the Gamecocks.
Page will spend his final season in his home state of South Carolina, where family and friends can watch him play his final year of college basketball. There is one thing he'll have to do first - get approval from the SEC.
The SEC recently enacted a transfer rule denying players with less than two years of eligibility left to transfer to one of the institution schools in the conference. The circumstances surrounding Page's transfer should allow him immediate eligibility and grant him the chance to play basketball this year at South Carolina.
Page recently lost his mother and is also the father of a five-year old child.
There is a bit of familiarity between Page and Frank Martin. Page played against Martin's former school, Kansas State, in this year's NCAA Tournament. K-State knocked off Page and Southern Mississippi in that game where he finished the game with 16 points.
This is a solid pickup for South Carolina to bring in a scoring guard who should fight for immediate playing time and could even start this year for the Gamecocks.
South Carolina still has one more scholarship left for this upcoming season and will most likely save it for the 2013-2014 season.