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South Carolina Announces More Signees

Frank Martin, head coach at USC, is looking to have a good second year. After spending five years at Kansas State and turning the program around, he figured he could do the same at South Carolina after three straight losing seasons. Martin has hopes he will turn that around in the upcoming seasons at USC. 

 

Martin has many years of experience in different positions, but being a top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Kansas State is a major plus for USC. He helped KSU post a top recruiting class in the nation in 2006 and the group was ranked No. 1 by Rivals.com and Scout.com. The No. 1 recruit Michael Beasley and No. 6 recruit Bill Walker were included in the Class of 2006. 

 

The men's basketball team received three new signees: Demetrius Henry, a forward from Florida, Duane Notice a guard from Canada, and Reggie Theus Jr., a forward from California, to add to the list of new teammates. These three will be joining other new recruits including Desmond Ringer, a forward from Georgia, Justin McKie and Sindarius Thornwell, both guards from South Carolina, and finally Tyrone Johnson, also a guard, from New Jersey. All of these new recruits in the Class of 2013 will have a full four years of eligibility beginning this fall except for Johnson, who will only have two years of eligibility beginning the first semester in 2013. 

 

His experience in recruiting is proving to be a significant help as he settles into head coach position at USC as one can tell by some of the new signees. Henry averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks per game during his time at Faith Baptist Christian School and was rated a four-star recruit on Rivals.com. Johnson, a USC transfer from Villanova, averaged 2 assists per game, totaling 65 during his first season at Villanova. He also lead his high school team to the ESPN Ride 2011 National High School Invitational and scored 21 points. McKie from Columbia, S.C., led his high school team to the state championship and was named the Gatorade South Carolina Boys' Basketball Player of the Year in 2013. Lastly, Duane Notice from Canada, averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists per game at St. Thomas More School in Oakdale, Conn. On Rivals.com and ESPN.com he was rated a three-star recruit and No. 4 Canadian prospect on Northpolehoops.com.