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.
Keyshawn Bryant (April 7)
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