Gamecocks Basketball Recruiting: Jaylen Shaw Signs with USC

The South Carolina basketball team got the official signed papers from point guard Jaylen Shaw and now it appears the 2013 recruiting class is complete.

This is not a surprise but is worth a mention on this Gamecocks blog as we see huge upside for Shaw at USC. Go back and watch the highlight videos that we posted – here. Now you see what we are thinking?

He plays better than his three-star rating and is somewhat of a "steal" in our view. Shaw is from Hartsville, South Carolina where he averaged 23 points, 8 assists and 3 steal’s during his senior year for the Hartsville Red Foxes. He also led his team to back-to-back AAA State Championships.  Can we say 'leader' and 'baller' ?

He has the ideal height in a point guard at 6'1" and just that is slightly different that what USC has had in years past. The point guard was always a little shorter. This change alone is a good one but Shaw is also very good with the ball. He is a good athlete that knows how to move without the ball and distribute the ball. Look for him to be the kind of passer USC has been lacking along with being a attacker of the lane. Oh, and he is a great three ball shooter. This too is a plus and will result in playing time at USC. 

Overall, look for Shaw to create and that is something Coach Frank Martin and the fans want. 

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