SportsTalkSC has learned through a source that incoming South Carolina basketball player Jermaine Couisnard will not play for the Gamecocks this season due to academic eligibility issues.
The source, speaking on a condition of anonymity said Couisnard was cleared to receive aid, be on scholarship and practice with the Gamecocks, but was not cleared for competition.
Couisnard’s eligibility has been a hot-button issue around the Gamecocks offseason, as one of his standardized test scores was called into question by The College Board.
The 6-4 shooting guard from East Chicago, Indiana went to Montverde Prep in Florida to, as he told the Chicago Tribune, improve his study habits and improve his college eligibility going into this season.
A message to a spokesperson with the South Carolina Men’s Basketball team seeking comment was unreturned.