Thornwell to the Clippers, plus 4-star WR set to return to South Carolina
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Sindarius Thornwell drafted by Bucks
Former South Carolina star Sindarius Thornwell became the first Gamecock selected in the NBA draft since Renaldo Balkman in 2006. He was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers shortly afterward.
— Gamecock MBB (@GamecockMBB) June 23, 2017
Talented WR returning to campus
Four-star WR Matthew Hill will return to South Carolina, according to SEC Country’s Hale McGranahan.
MORE: 4-star WR to return
“Hill, who’s out of Brookwood High School in Snellville, has long been considered as an Auburn lean,” McGranahan wrote. “However, during a recent interview with SEC Country reporter Ben Wolk, Hill said Alabama and South Carolina are applying heavy interest.”
The Snellville, Ga., native is rated as the No. 29 wide receiver in the Class of 2018, according to 247Sports composite rankings.
4-star OT feels the love
“[Coach Eric Wolford] really wants me to be there,” 4-star OT Michael Tarquin said of South Carolina’s offensive line coach. “He really wants me there.”
Tarquin, rated as the No. 13 offensive tackle in the Class of 2019 per 247Sports, made his third trip to South Carolina earlier this month.
The Belleview, Fla., native has also visited Auburn, Clemson, Michigan and Ohio State.
‘The whole university stood out’
Class of 2019 DE Curtis Fann provided nothing but high marks for South Carolina after his visit last month.
“It went great. I got to work with [defensive line] coach [Lance] Thompson and learned a lot,” Fann said. “I like [Thompson] a lot. We are building a good relationship and I think I [would] fit good under him.”
“The dorms were really nice,” the defensive end continued. “But the whole university stood out really. … I enjoyed it.”
McGranahan has a breakdown of upcoming commitment dates for several South Carolina targets, including:
Former Gamecock gets the call
Former South Carolina LHP Tyler Webb was called up to the New York Yankees’ big league roster on Thursday afternoon.
Roster Moves: The Yankees have selected LHP Tyler Webb (#36) from @swbrailriders and optioned INF/OF Rob Refsnyder to Scranton/WB.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) June 22, 2017
Webb joins former South Carolina teammate Jordan Montgomery on the Yankees’ roster.
Former South Carolina baseball coach Chad Holbrook told The State’s Matt Connolly he’s “going out of state for a couple of days on the weekend and talk about a possibility at another baseball program.”
“I’m not in a comfortable spot to tell you where that program is, but I am going to go explore a few opportunities this week,” Holbrook continued.
Back in black
A quick preview of the Gamecocks’ forthcoming promotional shots, featuring a returning Skai Moore(!) …
— Joe Johnson (@Joe_Gamecock) June 22, 2017