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South Carolina lands Delaware transfer Kory Holden

The Gamecocks land the high-scoring transfer guard.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks have landed Kory Holden.

The former Delaware standout, who scored 17.7 points a game in 2015-16, will transfer to South Carolina and be eligible to play in 2017-18 after sitting out a season due to NCAA regulations.

Holden will give the Gamecocks help at guard in 2017-18 as next year will be the last for Sindarius Thornwell, Duane Notice and Justin McKie. With Rakym Felder, Maik Kotsar and Sedee Keita enrolling this fall - along with JUCO transfer Hassani Gravett - the team has filled all five of their available scholarships.

Holden, a Salisbury, Maryland product, attended J.M. Bennett High School and was a three-star recruit with offers from Delaware, Jacksonville, LIU Brooklyn, Middle Tennessee State, Robert Morris, Southern Miss and Towson. He made an immediate impact with the Blue Hens, scoring 12.4 points and recording 5.0 assists a game as a freshman in 2014-15 en route to second-team All-CAA honors. As a senior at Bennett, he recorded 29.7 points and 8.6 assists an outing and is the school's all-time leading scorer.

The Gamecocks beat out schools like Arizona, Virginia Tech, and Seton Hall; Maryland also showed interest.