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South Carolina gets commitment from 2016 center Khadim Gueye

The Gamecocks lock up the big man from Florida.

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Frank Martin has landed a big man. Khadim Gueye, a three-start recruit out of Bradenton, Florida, committed to the South Carolina Gamecocks today.

Gueye, who played his high school ball at Victory Rock Prep, received offers from Arizona State, Long Beach State, and South Florida. He originally committed to USF in December 2015, but ended up reopening his recruitment. With Gueye, the team picks up some big size in the middle; he stands at 7'1" and can get it done on the boards (9.5 rpg) as well as serve a shot-blocking threat (1.2 bpg). While he won't pour in a ton of points, this is still a very strong get for Martin and the staff.

Gueye joins Maik Kotsar, Sedee Keita, and Rakym Felder as incoming freshmen for the Gamecocks in the 2016-17 season. Kory Holden, a transfer from Delaware, is coming in as well, but will sit out next season and be available in 2017-18 due to NCAA regulations. The team will also welcome JUCO guard Hassani Gravett, who can play immediately.