Frank Martin and the South Carolina Gamecocks basketball staff got some good news on Monday night as they picked up a top-100 name from the 2016 class.
Sedee Keita, a 6'10" center/power forward who preps at 22 Feet Academy in Greenville, chose the Gamecocks over a host of high and mid-major offers. Baylor, Georgetown, Syracuse, Tennessee, and Villanova were among the top programs that extended offers, while Indiana and Missouri were among those showing interest. He is a four-star recruit that is ranked 82nd in the country by Rivals.com.
Keita is the first member of the class of 2016 to commit to the Gamecocks, but Martin and the staff are high on the list of other players in this class and beyond. Miami (Fla.) Norland forward Dewan Huell, ranked #23 among seniors, took a visit on October 16 as Martin has worked his South Florida contacts for top athletes, while Bam Adebayo (a five-star PF from High Point) was offered back in May and counts Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina and St. John's as other schools on his list. Highly-touted prospect Seventh Woods, the 35th-ranked player in the land, will announce next Wednesday and will choose between Georgetown, North Carolina and South Carolina. And big-time 2017 Oak Hill Academy guard Devontae Shuler, #38 among all juniors, has been offered by South Carolina, among others, and is expected to blow up even more.
The Gamecocks now have two scholarships to give for next year's class.