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South Carolina basketball lands Tennessee Tech grad transfer Micaiah Henry

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The 6’9” big man is immediately eligible and will fill a void in the frontcourt.

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Frank Martin and the South Carolina Gamecocks bagged a big man off the graduate transfer wire on Friday afternoon as Tennessee Tech’s Micaiah Henry committed to the program. Shun Williams from On the Radar Hoops was the first to report the news.

Henry enjoyed a good season with Tennessee Tech in 2018-19, averaging 9.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. After playing in 64 games and starting just 6 through his frst two seasons with the Golden Eagles, he played in 31 and started 30 last year, averaging 25.1 minutes a game.

Part of the reason Henry chose South Carolina over Virginia Tech - one of the other schools pursuing him - was an opportunity to enhance the finance degree he’d already graduated with.

“The reputation of the Darla Moore School of Business … I had actually heard about the school from family friends and people I’m associated with here in Tennessee,” he told The State last Thursday following a visit. “I just know the level of the degree would be great.”

And the chance to step onto the court at his chosen school and make an immediate impact was surely a big draw as well.