USC basketball coach Darrin Horn issued a statement Thursday night on the news freshman point guard Bruce Ellington will join the Gamecock football team this summer.
“To me the most rewarding thing in this job is the players and my relationship with them. From the first time I met Bruce I knew playing both sports in college was a possibility and we support him in every way we can. We hope he has a lot of success in football and look forward to having him back next year for basketball.”
Ellington led the Gamecock basketball team in scoring last season, averaging close to 13 points per game. He is expected to play receiver and return kicks for the football team.