South Carolina is in dire need of a point guard in the 2011 class as the news of Bruce Ellington playing football certainly threw a wrench into Coach Horn's plans. The Gamecocks just offered a point guard from the state of Kentucky in Anthony Hickey a few days ago and have since thrown the names into the ring for a JUCO point guard that our Upstate neighbors have decided to back off on for now.USC in, Clemson out with Colvin
By Phil Kornblut
USC has offered PG Chris Colvin of Palm Beach JC, FL while Clemson, which had been recruiting Colvin for several weeks, is no longer involved according to his coach Butch Estes. USC coach Darrin Horn and assistant Michael Boynton met with Colvin last week and will be back for another visit Thursday. According to Estes, Clemson informed him last week it was no longer recruiting Colvin because of concerns about some of his classes being accepted by the university. Colvin is set on four of his official visits. He will go to Arizona State this weekend, Providence April 15th, West Virginia April 22nd and Miami on a date to be determined. His last visit likely will be either Pittsburgh or USC. Pittsburgh coaches will be in Sunday to meet with Colvin and then he'll decide on that final visit. Right now, according to Estes, Miami has a slight lead because Colvin likes living in south Florida.
Chris Colvin has some pretty interesting teams on his list. Obviously Pittsburgh is the big name and who it looks like USC is battling for his final official visit. West Virginia has been a solid program now and Miami is in the ACC and in the same state as Colvin's junior college so that could pull some weight. Coach Horn is certainly behind on his recruiting for the 2011 class due to the fact he wasn't expecting any more needs other than Damien Leonard and Anthony Gill who had already signed at this point. If he can pull either Colvin or Hickey then I would say that's impressive work for Horn and will hopefully provide him with a capable body to fill a role until Ellington returns to the basketball court.