The South Carolina men's basketball team announced that the Gamecocks have officially Brenton Williams to a National Letter of Intent in a press release today. Williams committed to the Gamecocks this past Saturday after an official visit and will be using the vacated scholarship from guard Bruce Ellington, who has decided to play football in the fall.
Williams has 3 years to play at South Carolina coming out of junior college and stands 5'11" and 170 pounds. He averaged 11.8 points a game and 1.9 assists in 22 minutes per game for Sante Fe College. He only played 10 games for Sante Fe and his later start at the school allowed him to only use one year of his eligibility hence the reason he has 3 years left to play.
Coach Horn had this to say about Williams:
"Brenton is an athletic guard who has a great ability to make shots. He will fit in well with how we want to play."
Here are a few remarks from Williams coach:
"Brenton is an explosive athlete, with the ability to play both guard positions. He is very coachable, with a hunger to be the best he can be. Brenton can score by getting to the rim, or from deep 3-point range. We look forward to watching him play for South Carolina during the next three years."
We'll be looking forward to adding Williams to the Gamecocks squad this upcoming fall. He'll definitely need to be prepared for the physical and quick play of the SEC but it sounds like he could be a nice scoring option to help replace Ramon Galloway and Devan Downey until he returns from playing football.
Check out this link from USCsports.com to see the official press release.