Welcome back to the feed pail, where we take a look around the internet for some choice South Carolina Gamecocks tidbits and share them back here with you. On the menu this evening: More grad transfer action, a football commitment, and another softball update.
From orange to garnet, South Carolina set to add grad transfer — Greg Hadley, The State
The Gamecock women’s basketball team has traditionally been quite active in the grad transfer market under Dawn Staley, and this offseason acquisition is an interesting one: guard Nelly Perry out of Clemson. Perry led the Tigers in points and assists per game as a junior, but suffered a setback with a shoulder injury before her senior season started. Perry became a free agent, so to speak, after Clemson fired coach Audra Smith, and South Carolina was there to scoop her up. This likely won’t be the last grad transfer the Gamecocks accept this summer, so be on the look out for more news.
South Carolina adds elite grad transfer guard Tre Campbell — Spenser Davis, SEC Country
The Gamecock men have gotten in on the grad transfer action as well, picking up point guard Tre Campbell from Georgetown. He averaged 3.7 points per game with the Hoyas, but South Carolina needs all the help (and depth) it can get with a struggling backcourt that got even thinner after Rakym Felder’s dismissal. Hopefully Campbell can have a Frank Booker-like impact next season.
South Florida lineman commits to Gamecocks — John Del Bianco, 247 Sports
South Carolina football landed its third pledge for the Class of 2020, adding offensive lineman Issiah Walker out of Miami. Walker chose the Gamecocks among a group of offers that included Florida, Kentucky, and South Florida. Currently, Walker is unranked, but the staff will get another chance to evaluate him when he camps again with the Gamecocks this summer.
South Carolina softball secures third-place finish in the SEC
The No. 12 Gamecocks wrapped up the regular season against Kentucky this past weekend, splitting a doubleheader against the 20th-ranked Wildcats to finish 43-13 (15-9 SEC). The third-place league finish gives South Carolina a first-round bye in the upcoming SEC Tournament, and is also a high water mark in the Beverly Smith era. The Gamecocks also won 40 or more games for the first time since 2003 in what has been a fantastic season thus far.