The USC basketball team is picking up a walk-on transfer that played at Nevada last season. The State’s Seth Emerson is reporting that 6-foot-5 forward Malik Cooke plans to join the Gamecocks this season. He will have to sit out this season because of the NCAA transfer rules.
Cooke started every game last season at Nevada. He averaged 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He was the third leading scoring and rebounder on the team. Cooke is good friends with USC incoming freshman recruit Lakeem Jackson. The two played together at the Christ School in Arden, N.C.
By joining the USC squad Cooke will get to face his former coach at Nevada, Mark Fox, twice a season. Fox took over the Georgia program earlier this year.