A strong showing in a recent holiday showcase has earned more looks for 6-4 Jermaine Couisnard, a native of East Chicago, IN who attends Montverde Prep in Florida. And one of those looking harder is USC. The Gamecocks have not offered but like him enough to arrange an official visit with him for January 2nd.
“They came and watched me play last weekend and they liked what they saw,” Couisnard said. “Coach Chuck Martin was in to see me and he liked how I was playing defense and scoring the ball. He was saying they need somebody to replace the guards next year and I would be the guy to do that.”
Couisnard said he’s averaging around 20 points per game this season and is a true pick and pop shooting guard. The attention from USC certainly interests him especially with what the Gamecocks accomplished last season.
“They made the Final Four and I can help them get back to the Final Four,” he said. “They really want me and I’ll see what happens when I get there.”
Couisnard said his father will join him on the visit. He has an unofficial visit to Illinois planned for this Saturday. He has an offer from Bradley and is also getting interest from Kansas, Seton Hall, Baylor, Massachusetts, Xavier and Wichita State.