Gamecocks Should Be Targeting Jared Guest

Curious as to the reasons why Coach Darrin Horn and the USC Gamecocks men’s basketball program is not targeting Jared Guest as a potential recruit for the Class of 2011.  Guest is a local palmetto state product, he is a native of Columbia and a product of Richland Northeast High School.  Guest, coming out of high school, attended Charis Prep in Wilson, NC. He is uncommitted at this point and starting to drawing major attention.

He visited VCU and Maryland recently with a Georgia trip scheduled.  South Carolina is not looking at this kid, which I can not understand.  Guest, 6’8″ 190lbs,  can play the three or four spot which could be a good fit for USC going into the future as the need for players down low is there.  He is a “Horn type” big guy, meaning he is tall and lengthy.  He will not be over physical but he has the spring in his step, combined with upside to grow into a solid three or four option underneath the basket. He averaged 15 points and 8 rebounds per game last season.

Not saying he is a a program-changing recruit but he is a local kid that is getting interest from the likes of VCU and Maryland…why not USC?

Below is a video of this young man, you be the judge…seeing him play below, knowing he is good enough for VCU and Maryland….wouldn’t you think USC should make a run for a local product?  Maybe there is a back-story to this that you can share or he could not be a Gamecock fan which I find hard to imagine.

Video is from TheBigSpur –

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Two-time grad of THE University of South Carolina.