Gamecocks Basketball Misses on Reynolds; Land Henry

South Carolina basketball had a "you win some, you lose some" kind of week recently as they missed out on the recruitment of Darryl Reynolds yet landed Demetrius Henry.

Darryl Reynolds, a power forward, selected Villanova over the Gamecocks and Utah on Tuesday. Then yesterday, 2013 forward recruit Demetrius Henry announced his commitment to the Gamecocks. So at least the week ended on a good note, right?

The Gamecocks and the fans had hope to land both to add key depth around the rim. Getting one out of the two is fine as it adds to the many building blocks for Coach Frank Martin in charting out a new direction for this program. A direction we are excited about.

We hate to see Reynolds chose 'Nova but good luck to him playing close to home.

As for Henry, the Gamecocks get the kind of low-post presence needed in Columbia. I venture to say we got the better of the two.

Henry is one of eight new faces on the team, including transfer Tyrone Johnson, for the Gamecocks next season. This seals it now as this is Coach Martin's team now.

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