Keith Farner | 22 days ago
At least two members of the South Carolina men’s basketball team will go through the NBA Draft process.
Guard Jermaine Couisnard announced on social media that he would enter the Draft, but not hire an agent, meaning he could return to school.
“I’m so thankful for my family, all of my coaches and teammates, and all of the fans for their support and for helping me to get this far in my career on the court,” he wrote in an Instagram post, per Gamecock Central. “I will be declaring for the 2021 NBA draft without signing with an agent. I’m excited and appreciative to go through the draft process.”
Couisnard was an All-SEC Freshman selection by the coaches a year ago, but struggled this past season. He averaged 10.1 points and 3 rebounds per game on just 30.2 percent shooting and 28.9 percent from the field and dealt with injuries as well. He missed time in February with minor swelling related to an ankle injury.
Keyshawn Bryant, who announced his decision on Sunday, was the first Gamecock to enter the NBA Draft process.
NEW: #Gamecock guard Jermaine Couisnard has declared for the NBA Draft. Didn’t hire an agent so he can come back to school. @abc_columbia
— Mike Gillespie (@MikeABCColumbia) April 1, 2021