Josh Cunningham visits South Carolina

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One of the top uncommitted prospects left in the country, the small forward from Illinois gives the Gamecocks a chance to close this class with a much-needed infusion of talent.

Despite two players inked in the early signing period and a third committed, the Gamecocks continue to search for yet more talent to complement the roster that returns nearly fully intact from a nice SEC Tournament run to round out the second season of Frank Martin's tenure at South Carolina.  They just missed out on a center from Queens - Adonis Delosrosa committed to St. John's this week - but have the chance to swoop into the Midwest and pick off a huge commitment from Josh Cunningham, who visits Columbia this weekend.

Cunningham rates just outside the top 100 overall and 28th at his position in 247Sports.com's composite ratings, which aggregates recruit ratings across the internet.

Cunningham nearly committed last week before he visited South Carolina, which likely would've led to him pulling the trigger to join Tom Crean at Indiana.  However, his decision to spend this weekend in Columbia on an official visit means that Carolina has the chance to jump into the fray late and steal a recruit from one of the premier programs in the country.

The commitment would mean that at least two players would transfer from South Carolina off the expected returning roster, as the Gamecocks would add four scholarship players while only losing two from last year's squad (Brenton Williams to graduation, and Carlton Geathers to a medical hardship or transfer).  Judging from last season, the school should announce in the next few weeks who will and who will not return.

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