Socastee’s Cudd among six signees in Gamecocks’ class

South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced a signing of six student-athletes set to join the Gamecocks beginning with the 2017-18 campaign, including Socastee High 7-footer Jason Cudd.

sochoops-cuddblockCudd averaged 18.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a senior and led Socastee to its first playoff appearance in three seasons. His father, Clint, played basketball at College of Charleston.

“Jason is the biggest player that I have ever recruited,” Martin said. “He has an understanding of how to play in the low post, which in our system is a great fit. He has soft hands and the ability to shoot the basketball. We are extremely excited for who he is becoming.”

Cudd joins David Beatty (G – 6-4 – 200 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Imhotep Institute Charter High School), Frank Booker (G – 6-4 – 200 – Augusta, Ga. – Westside High School/Oklahoma/FAU), Ibrahim Doumbia (F – 6-8 – 220 – Mali – Miami Country Day School), Felipe Haase (F – 6-10 – 250 – Osorno, Chile – Miami (Fla.) Christian School) and Justin Minaya (F – 6-7 – 190 – Harrington Park, N.J. – Northern Valley at Old Tappan).

Beatty, Cudd, Doumbia, Haase and Minaya each have four years of eligibility, while Booker, a graduate transfer, has one year of eligibility remaining. Jason Cudd (C/F – 7-0 – 250 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Socastee High School)

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