Redshirt junior guard Kory Holden, a Delaware transfer, has left the South Carolina basketball team, according to a release from the school.
Holden, who appeared in 14 games this season, missed 11 games with a left hamstring injury. He transferred to South Carolina after spending his freshman and sophomore seasons at Delaware.
“He’s in a frustrated place as an athlete, good place as a human being, frustrated place as an athlete, because he can’t get his body to respond,” South Carolina coach Frank Martin said Saturday after an 84-75 win against Auburn.
“He’s catching his breath right now is what he’s doing. Whenever we find out what his next step is, we’ll let you guys know.”
Before arriving at South Carolina, Holden was a prolific scorer, totaling 892 points for the Fightin’ Blue Hens, but he scored only 47 with the Gamecocks.
As a sophomore, Holden averaged 17.7 points and 4.2 assists and earned second-team All-Colonial Athletic Conference honors.
Holden, who is from Salisbury, Md., has one season of eligibility remaining. When he transferred to South Carolina, ESPN rated him as the No. 2 overall prospect on the transfer market. He was on the bench for the Gamecocks during the run to the Final Four in 2017.