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Wofford transfer BJ Mack commits to South Carolina basketball


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Wofford transfer BJ Mack commits to South Carolina basketball
April 23, 2023

The South Carolina men’s basketball team added an important piece through the transfer portal Thursday Former Wofford forward B.J. Mack announced on social media that he has committed to Lamont Paris’ Gamecocks, giving the Gamecocks a much-needed boost in the frontcourt.

The top target for the Gamecocks this offseason, Mack rounds out an experienced incoming transfer class that also includes former Vanderbilt forward Myles Stute, Minnesota guard Ta’Lon Cooper and The Citadel forward Stephen Clark. Mack is the third commitment of the day for Paris’ team. Finland’s Morris Ugusuk and Okku Federiko announced their choices Thursday morning from Omnia Academy. Ugusuk, like Mack, is a Class of 2023 recruit who will join the team this offseason while Federiko is the first commit for the Class of 2024.

Originally from Charlotte, Mack took an official visit to the Gamecocks last weekend and chose the Gamecocks over Iowa, Alabama, LSU, and Arkansas. He told The State before his visit to Columbia that he liked the vision Paris and his staff had for him at South Carolina and also liked the idea of playing close to home. Mack projects to start for the Gamecocks right away.
B.J. Mack stats at USF
2022-23: Played in and started 32 games, missing one game due to injury ...Named first team All-Southern Conference by both coaches and media... NABC All-District ...Led the team with 530 points, 52 three-pointers, and 14 blocks, and was second on the team in rebounds (178) ... Scored in double figures in 19 of the 22 games ... Added a season high with 28 points in the February 12 matchup against UNC Greensboro...Averaged 16.6 points per game and led the Southern Conference in scoring in league games... In SoCon Quarterfinals on March 4th he made a buzzer beater to keep the Terriers season alive as they won 67-66... Also added 16 points against Chattanooga in the conference semifinals.

2021-22: Started all 32 games ... Named Second Team All-Southern Conference ... SoCon All-Tournament Team ... NABC First Team All-District ... Finished second in SoCon in field goal percentage and fifth in scoring ... Led team with 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds ... Averaged 28.6 mins/g ... Shot 53.6 percent from the field ... Led team at 44.8 percent from 3-point range (39-for-87) ... Shot 81.8 percent from the free-throw line ... Scored in double figures in 29 of 31 games, including last 21-straight games ... Recorded six double-doubles ... Tallied career-high 28 points and 13 rebounds at Gardner-Webb (12/8) ... Averaged 17.5 points and 10 rebounds at SoCon Tournament.

2020-21: Made appearances in 21 games, including five starts … Averaged 6.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game … Shot 45.3 percent from the floor (53-for-117) … Hit 32.1 percent of tries from deep range (17-of-53) … Finished 86.4 percent from the free-throw line (19-for-22) ... Third on the team in blocks (9) … Started in Wofford debut with nine points and three rebounds against Toccoa Falls (11/25) … Started first five games, including eight points and eight rebounds at Richmond (12/7) and nine points and four rebounds against South Florida (12/12) … Net a career-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting (66.7%) and six rebounds against Samford (1/2) … Added 10 points against ETSU (2/1).

Prior to Wofford: Averaged 2.1 points, 1.2 rebounds and 7.5 minutes in his first season at South Florida ... Averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as a senior at Oak Hill Academy…Scored 4.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game as a junior at Oak Hill…Played for Team CP3 and became the only player in Peach Jam history to play in back-to-back title games after helping his team to a 38-2 record…Averaged 13 points and 7.0 rebounds as a member of CP3…Poured in 14.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Charlotte Christian School …Tabbed first team all-conference and first team all-state…Averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds as a freshman at Charlotte Catholic High School…Helped the Cougars to a 32-1 overall record and the school’s first conference title and state championship…Named second team all-conference, third team all-state, Third Team Max Preps and Freshman All-American.

Another guy with experience as a starter at the college level. He should be a great addition for us.