Make no mistake about it, this is now Coach Frank Martin's basketball team at South Carolina now. He has "his players" in place for the 2013-14 season as he pretty much cleaned house to make room for his new recruits.
Gone is Damien Leonard, Eric Smith, RJ Slawson and Brian Richardson. They will be missed but this is best for the program. With four players leaving, in addition to seniors Lakeem Jackson and LaShay Page, Carolina will add seven newcomers for the upcoming season.
Anyone who follows Gamecock basketball knew this was bound to happen. You could see it on Coach Martin's face this past season, he hated losing and the team just did not have his style of play.
This is a new chapter for USC basketball and one we welcome. We are excited for the future of the Gamecocks basketball program.