Roderick Trice to sign with South Carolina

Roderick Trice, a 6-4 sophomore from Georgia Perimeter (GA) CC, will sign with South Carolina after visiting the campus this weekend, according to sources close to the program.

Roderick Trice had previously visited Ohio Stste, Minnesota and Baylor. Trice lead the Jaguars to their second straight appearance in the NJCAA Tournament and a 29-5 record this season. Trice was named Region 17 Player of the Year and made the NJCAA All-Tournament team in 2003. He averaged 20.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game this season. He is a native of Swainsboro, Georgia, which is 150 miles from Columbia.

Trice would be the fifth signee for South Carolina. Dwayne Day, a 6-6 shooting guard from Mt. Vernon (GA) Montgomery County, Jared Gaither, a 6-9 power forward from Greenbelt (MD) Roosevelt, Antoine Tisby, a 6-8 power forward from Allen County (KS) CC and Steve McDowell, 5-11 point guard from Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy.

South Carolina finished 23-11 this past season, compared to 12-16 in 2003. The Gamecocks finished as the seventh most improved team in the country and made the NCAA Tournament, losing to Memphis in the first round and advancing to the SEC Tournament semi-finals appearance.

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