It looks as if Frank Martin has made his final addition to the 2017-18 South Carolina basketball team. Guard Wesley Myers, a 16.9 ppg scorer at Maine in 2016-17, will join the Gamecocks as a grad transfer this season. Myers will be available right away and adds a nice scoring touch to the Carolina backcourt.
Maine grad transfer Wesley Myers has committed to South Carolina, per a source. Immediately eligible. Averaged 16.9 PPG.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 16, 2017
Myers is a product of Brooklyn’s Boys and Girls High School, where he was a standout under Ruth Lovelace, one of the few female high school boys’ basketball head coaches in the country. After a pair of seasons at Niagara where he averaged 6.7 and 9.4 points a game as a freshman and sophomore, respectively, he transferred to Maine. He sat out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA regulations but was the Black Bears’ leading scorer last year while averaging 30.1 minutes per game in 28 contests (starting 20). However, after breaking a teammate’s jaw during a fight in the locker room, he ended up missing the team’s last four games and was eventually kicked off the team as a result. That aside, Myers certainly adds a scoring touch, and has hopefully put that incident behind him.
Myers joins fellow grad transfer Frank Booker as players who will use their final year of eligibility at South Carolina. The team had been in the hunt for Randy Onwuasor a few weeks ago, but after he selected LSU, the Gamecocks were able to land the services of Myers. This latest pickup should set the roster for the upcoming season in stone.