South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced that freshman shooting guard David Beatty has requested and been granted a full release from the program in an official press release through the USC Athletics Communications and Public Relations on Monday.
“We want to thank David for everything he did for our program during his time with us, and we wish him the best on and off the court moving forward,” Martin said.
Beatty is the third underclassman to leave the program within the last month following forwards Ibrahim Famouke Doumbia and Khadim Gueye, who were also granted full release from the program on March 28.
Beatty, a former 4-star combo guard, was the Gamecocks’ top-ranked signee for its 2017 recruiting class. He appeared in 29 games, predominantly contributing as a reserve guard after seeing in reduction in playing time during conference games.
Beatty averaged three points per game during his only season in Columbia, which included shooting 30-of-118 from the field and scored 86 total points.