USC basketball coach Darrin Horn Wednesday met with the media primarily to introduce the five signees who are joining the Gamecock program. Wednesday was the first day of the November signing period and the Gamecocks signed all five players who had committed to them: 5-9 Bruce Ellington of Berkeley; 5-10 Eric Smith of Mullins and The Christ School in Asheville, NC; 6-7 RJ Slawson of Fort Dorchester; 6-9 Demontre Harris of Fayetteville, NC; and 6-5 Brian Richardson of Wilson, NC.
Darrin Horn audio: (12:57)
The Gamecocks open their season Friday at home against Alabama A&M. The Gamecocks will be led once again by senior point guard Devan Downey who is coming off a season in which he averaged 20 points and 4.5 assists per game. He’ll be joined in the starting lineup by 6-5 freshman Lakeem Jackson, 6-7 forward Dominique Archie, 6-9 junior Sam Muldrow and 6-7 junior Mike Holmes. Alabama A&M was 8-18 last season.
Devan Downey audio: (2:24)