Gamecocks Add In-State Guard

Saluda (S.C.) High combo guard Trevor Deloach is a full-fledged member of the SEC. Deloach pledged his allegiance to a program Monday afternoon.

Dave Odom and the South Carolina Gamecocks have themselves a new combo guard. Saluda (S.C.) High product Trevor Deloach picked the Gamecocks Monday afternoon. Deloach had an offer from East Carolina and Penn State had been pushing for a visit before he pulled the trigger.

"He was kind of under the radar," Saluda coach Kinnard said. "He didn't go to the premier exposure camps. He did go to Five Star and was the MVP of the all-star game up there. Some of the larger schools weren't aware of him.

"Right now he's a 6-foot-4 perimeter player. I see him playing a two guard at USC. He can handle it and give them some depth at the point. He shoots the perimeter ball well and his greatest strength is he gets to the bucket and draws fouls. He knows that he's going to have to get stronger."

As a junior, Deloach averaged 23.6 points, 7.8 boards and 4.2 rebounds.

Predictably, Deloach is excited about coming aboard. "Coach Odom has a great staff and they're like fathers to you," he said. "The location was great and its SEC ball no can't get any better than that."

Deloach is USC's smallest commitment of the year. Odom's 3 previous pledges stood at least 6-7. Michael Holmes, Aaron Ellis and Sam Muldrow are scheduled to sign in November.

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