South Carolina basketball: Devin Carter to Providence

South Carolina guard Devin Carter (23) shoots a jump shot against Alabama during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb.  26, 2022, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.  (AP Photo / Vasha Hunt)

South Carolina guard Devin Carter (23) shoots a jump shot against Alabama during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo / Vasha Hunt)

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Another former South Carolina men’s basketball player has found his next destination.

Freshman guard Devin Carter announced his commitment to Providence in a tweet Sunday. He announced his departure from the Gamecocks’ program on March 28, following the firing of 10-year coach Frank Martin and hiring of Lamont Paris from Chattanooga.

The 6-foot-3 guard out of Miami was Martin’s prized recruit from the 2021-22 class. He averaged 9.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in his one season at USC.

Carter told On3’s Joe Tipton his conversations with Providence head coach Ed Cooley played a key role in his decision. He chose the Friars, which play in the Big East, over Arkansas, LSU, Oregon, UConn and UNLV, the other schools that rounded out his top six, per On3.

“Coach Cooley has easily recruited me the hardest that I’ve ever been recruited and that stood out,” Carter said to On3. “The relationship I made with him in such a short timespan is crazy. I can’t wait to put on a Friar uniform and get started. “

Carter was one of seven Gamecocks to depart the program after the 2021-22 season and is the fourth to land at a new school after entering the transfer portal. Ta’Quan Woodley and Wildens Leveque both transferred to join Martin at his new coaching destination at UMass earlier this month.

GAMECOCKS ROSTER MOVES

A list of South Carolina players who will be either transferring or declaring for NBA Draft Listed with new college where applicable.

NBA Draft

Keyshawn Bryant (April 7)

Transfers

Mike Green (March 28)

Devin Carter (March 28) – Providence

Wildens Leveque (March 27) – Massachusetts

Ta’Quan Woodley (March 26) – Massachusetts

Jermaine Couisnard (March 25)

Erik Stevenson (March 24) – West Virginia

Augusta Stone covers South Carolina Gamecocks women’s basketball, football and other college sports for The State. A winner of the Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, Stone’s work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Charlotte Observer. Stone graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia.

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