Raley confirmed what we've been hearing the past few days. He's going to play for Dave Odom in Columbia.
"Yes, I'm taking a visit to South Carolina on Thursday and I'm going to make that official on Thursday," Raley said of his commitment.
"They saw me a couple of times during the season. I guess they never got a chance to see me on the circuit. Coach Ricky Stokes was an assistant there and was on me during the season. Once South Carolina got a better chance to see me play, Dave Odom liked me a lot and offered me a scholarship."
The Gastonia (N.C.) Gaston Day product gets to play close to home in a setting that suits him. "They're just about an hour away from my house," Raley said. "I like their program, their style of play and I think I can come in and fight right in and play basketball."
Raley is a strong guard. He makes plays on the perimeter, is a reliable shooter especially from mid-range and strong enough to finish plays. His performances on the circuit since the spring warranted the kind of interest he's been getting in July.