Frank Martin and the Gamecocks hosted three official visitors over the past few days as South Carolina looks for potential players to fill the 2013-2014 roster for the Gamecocks.
The three official visitors are:
- Forward Demetrius Henry - 6'8", 215-pounds from Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Guard Duane Notice - 6'2", 195-pounds from Oakdale, CT
- Forward Reggie Theus Jr. - 6'6", 190-pounds from Los Angeles, CA
The Gamecocks have been recruiting Demetrius Henry the longest, dating back to the Darrin Horn era. Henry, a 247sports.com composite four-star player, decided on a final three schools of South Carolina, Miami and South Florida a few months back. Henry is one of the top ranked, uncommitted prospects in the country and could certainly be a low-post offensive scoring threat that the Gamecocks are severely lacking. The exposure to South Carolina is certainly a plus for the Gamecocks when it comes to Henry but Martin will have to sell the young man on being a part of the roster that could make the Gamecocks relevant in college basketball.
Duane Notice is a more recent name on the board for South Carolina. He has offers from schools like Seton Hall, Hofstra, Duquesne, St. Bonaventure and the Gamecocks but is a hard-nosed guard that would fit in with the Frank Martin style. It's unsure of how much interest the Gamecocks have in notice but Martin is reaching around the globe, it seems, to find quality players at the guard position to come in and provide a jolt to this program.
Reggie Theus Jr. is a brand new name for South Carolina as he wasn't a listed recruit with interest until the last day or so. The name may sound familiar as his father is the former NBA star Reggie Theus. Theus Jr. has apparently began to mold his game after his father with his ability to make shots as a long, athletic scorer. He's got a scorer's mentality with the ability to defend and rebound as well. He's a three-star recruit with an offer from Seton Hall and was picking up interest from some PAC-12 schools but nothing ever materialized.
It's been noted before and we'll say it again. South Carolina is full on scholarships for the 2013-2014 season. The amount of players that Martin and his staff continue to recruit should tell you to expect some attrition real soon on the Gamecocks roster. It's unfair to speculate who but Martin is here to build a program and will make the best decision for the Gamecocks.
South Carolina has themselves in good position with these three prospects, and more, so it will be an interesting several weeks for the basketball program to see who is coming and going for the Gamecocks.