South Carolina freshman forward Raymond Doby will transfer from the school, coach Frank Martin told The State’s David Cloninger.
The 6-foot-8 forward appeared in 16 games last season, averaging just 6.8 minutes and 1.8 points per game. He did not receive much playing time, and Martin said both he and Doby agreed a transfer would be best for him.
“Unfortunately as our end-of-year meetings continued to happen, Raymond Doby and I agreed that a change of scenery would be good for him,” Martin told Cloninger. “Ray is a fine young man, and we wish him nothing but success.”
Doby was an unranked prospect, according to 247Sports, and posted modest numbers at Montrose Christian School before attending St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy. There he blossomed, averaging a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds per game for one season.
Doby was charged with a first-offense possession of marijuana in April, per Cloninger. It is not clear if this incident had anything to do with the decision to part ways, but Martin suspended Doby and a few other players for off-court conduct issues.
It is unclear whether Doby has been issued a full release or if he will have to sit out a year wherever he ends up.