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Scouting the Five – South Carolina

ellington#23 – Bruce Ellington – 5’9″ Freshman

2010-11 stats – 30.8 min/g, 14.9 points, 3.6 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 38% FG, 40% 3pt, 64% FT

Cloned from a single hair off of Devan Downey’s head, Ellington is the new little straw to stir the drink for the Gamecocks. Like Downey, he’s a crafty scorer that can get to the rim and put up points in bunches, as evidenced by his 22 against Vandy and 23 against Florida. Hopefully Downey’s penchant for lighting up Kentucky was more of a personal thing and not passed along in the experiment. I don’t know if I can handle four more years of watching a little man give Kentucky the business.

muldrow#44 – Sam Muldrow – 6’9″ Senior

2010-11 stats – 27.4 min/g, 10.1 p, 7.0 reb, 3.5 blk, 40% FG, 32% 3pt, 71% FT

Muldrow has been around forever, and is Carolina’s career leader in consecutive blocks of Patrick Patterson’s shots. He’s the anchor in the paint for Coach Horn’s bunch, and has developed his scoring ability to go along with his defensive skills to turn himself into a well-rounded and difficult player to deal with. He ranks second in the SEC and sixth in the nation in blocks and could give Kentucky’s thin interior trouble.

jackson#30 – Lakeem Jackson – 6’5″ Sophomore

2010-11 stats – 29.5 min/g, 9.6 p, 6.4 reb, 2.7 a, 49% FG, 47% FT

Not related to Tito, but still a pretty serviceable basketball player. He’s only made three treys on the season, but has the second-most field goals on the team, so that means something I’m sure. Probably that he scores points but not from shooting threes. Mostly twos, I suppose.

richardson#2 – Brian Richardson – 6’4″ Freshman

2010-11 stats – 22.1 min/g, 7.3 p, 1.8 reb, 35% FG, 34% 3pt, 73% FT

The second-most productive of Carolina’s trio of starting freshmen, Richardson can shoot it from outside, as he’s hit only seven non-threes this season. In fact, 80% of his shot attempts have been from deep, meaning the Cats will have to be careful not to leave him open to hit shots and get Sandstorm pumping.

harris#24 – Damontre Harris – 6’9″ Freshman

2010-11 stats – 14.1 min/g, 3.3 p, 3.3 reb, 59% FG, 58% FT

Harris has started the last few games after coming off the bench earlier this season. He’s not terribly productive, with only 39 shot attempts on the season, but is strong on defense and takes some of the pressure off of Muldrow inside.

Key Reserves

galloway#12 – Ramon Galloway – 6’2″ Sophomore

2010-11 stats – 23.6 min/g, 10.3 p, 1.8 reb, 38% FG, 39% 3pt, 58% FT

The team’s second-leading scorer plays a little bit of the Doron Lamb (or, lately, Terrence Jones) role for the Gamecocks as the spark off the bench. He’s yet another solid three-point shooter and would appreciate it if you’d stop calling him ‘Razor.’

cooke#15 – Malik Cooke – 6’6″ Junior

2010-11 stats – 25.4 min/g, 8.8 p, 7.2 reb, 47% FG, 33% 3pt, 71% FT

Has started ten games this year, ranking first on the team in steals and fourth in scoring.

georgemcflyHead Coach – Darrin Horn

In his second third year with South Carolina, the Kentucky native has his team in a surprising first place in the SEC East when they were picked to finish last before the season. It’s yet to be seen if they’ll continue the hot start, but Horn seems to be on his way doing what so many before him failed to do in Columbia: Turn the program into a winner.


Kentucky is 42-10 against USC all-time…the Cats are one of only two teams in the SEC with three players in the top 20 in scoring…You get your damn hands off her Biff!…Kentucky has lost 3 of the last 4 against the Cocks…haha, Cocks…good riddance Devan Downey…should this be longer…these posts take more time than you’d think…Danananana…danananananana…dananananana…da…nananana…danananana

Article written by Hunter Campbell

I used to write here.

25 Comments for Scouting the Five – South Carolina

  1. SEC Basketball Forum
    4:02 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Great reference to George McFly, but I think he looks more like Lucas from Days of Our Lives.

  2. yeeeboi
    4:07 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    He looks like McFly and Tom Crean looks like Dwight Schrute

  3. Art Vandalay
    4:09 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Are we gonna have to read another round of BTI’s “Keys to Victory” this weekend?

    His “keys to victory” are right up there with uofl’s new moral code of conduct for the football team.

  4. T
    4:10 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    So now we know Crispin Glover will play Horn and Raine Wilson (Dwight Shrute) will play Crean. Does Deniro play Cal in Bounce Back the movie? Or is he too old?

  5. elstie01
    4:12 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    I hope we win this damn game!

  6. I'm worried that...
    4:15 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    We may just lose this game. I feel South Carolina is gonna come out and smack us in the mouth. Be prepared for a serious sandstorm :/

  7. hmmmm
    4:19 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    The only player that worries me is Sam Muldrow. He is a good shot blocker and he killed it on the boards last year. He was a huge presence last year when we actually had bigs down low.

  8. Trey Geeze
    4:24 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Pretty sure this is Horn’s third season at the other USC

  9. Maxwell
    4:27 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    As a diehard Kentucky fan living in Columbia, South Carolina, I have come to hate the gamecocks. Worst fans ever. I get so sick of thier arrogance. We better win tonight. And we better win big.

  10. Hunter Campbell
    4:29 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    8 – Fixed it.

  11. Big D
    4:29 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Well hang on folks, because yes they are going to come out and get after it big time. Horn has had success against UK, as an assistant with Crean at Marquette(of course they did have D Wade), and now at South Carolina(and yes he had D Downey). Shoot now I see he has a kid named D Harris. I hope this is’nt a trend. Go Cats, it’s going to take everything they have to win on the road.

  12. roggensak
    4:31 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Where is biff when we need him?

  13. winagainstSC
    4:33 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    They are a very young basketball team,maybe even younger than us and the only players that worry me is Sam Muldrow and Bruce Ellington

  14. Megan
    4:42 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Andy Garcia plays Pitino. That heavy guy from “Dodgeball,” Stephen Root, the one who knew all the rules, he plays Joe B.

    Why does Crean shave his eyebrows? More importantly, why does he wear Gloria Vanderbilt glasses?

  15. Al's IndiCats
    4:48 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Let’s beat those “Cox” in the ground!

  16. T
    4:49 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Bruce Pearl will be played by shreck and Stallings will be played by Kevin from the office. Who plays coach K?

  17. Ed Rooney
    5:00 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Kills me, absolutely kills me how physical that refs will let Duke play. Paws all over the other team. Duke plays with a lot of energy but that’s not hard to do when you have no fear of being called for anything.

    Oh, and I like Nolan Smith, but he travels 50% of the time he touches the ball.

  18. Big Blue 66
    5:11 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    16. I dont know for sure who plays Coach K, but if Hitler has any relatives that want to break into the movie scene, then there you go.

  19. T
    5:22 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Jim Calhoun will be played by an old homeless man

  20. Biff
    5:55 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Why don’t you make like a tree, and get outa here!

  21. ukcatfan9849
    6:08 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

  22. Big Blue 66
    6:19 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    whats going on here?

  23. jpizzle
    6:42 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    TJones just blasted by Muldrow! That will make the top 10 fo sho

  24. Chris Duncan
    11:59 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Wow, Horn really does look like Crispin Glover. Good call. Never noticed that before. Very funny