South Carolina coach Frank Martin lost one of his top assistants to an old protege.
Lamont Evans has left South Carolina to join ex-Gamecocks assistant Brad Underwood’s staff at Oklahoma State, the school announced in a press release.
Evans followed Martin from Kansas State to South Carolina in 2012. He was regarded by many as the staff’s top recruiter and had a major role in recruiting five-star guard PJ Dozier to South Carolina, according to The Big Spur’s John Whittle.
Underwood was an assistant under Martin from 2006-13 as he also followed Martin from Kansas State to South Carolina. He left to take the job at Stephen F. Austin in 2013 and was hired by Oklahoma State last month after leading the the Lumberjacks to a 28-6 record and an upset of West Virginia in the first round of the NCAA tournament.