South Carolina basketball freshman guard Rakym Felder could not have a much bigger stage for his first start.
Felder is stepping into the starting lineup on Saturday as the No. 24 Gamecocks face the No. 5 Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington, Ky. The Gamecocks are without sophomore guard PJ Dozier, who is out with back spasms.
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Felder, a 5-foot-10 guard from Brooklyn, is averaging 6.2 points per game this season. He is averaging 10.8 points in his past 4 games, with a career-high 19 points in a 79-68 win over Texas A&M on Jan. 7.
He will start along with senior guards Sindarius Thornwell and Duane Notice and big men Maik Kotsar and Chris Silva.