Reports: Socastee big man Cudd chooses Gamecocks

sochoops-cuddSouth Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin landed a big local recruit – both literally and figuratively – in receiving a verbal commitment from Socastee High 7-foot-1 center Jason Cudd over the weekend, according to multiple media reports.

SportsTalkSC’s Phil Kornblut was the first to report that Cudd has chosen the Gamecocks over fellow suitors East Carolina, Tulane and DePaul.

In addition to staying close to home and the opportunity to play in the power conference SEC, Cudd said a recent visit to Columbia sealed his decision.

“They showed me how they use their big men and the style of play that they play,” Cudd told SportsTalkSC about his decision to join the Gamecocks. “I think it would be a great fit.  They throw the ball inside a lot. They run the offense thru the big man.”

Cudd averaged 12 points and eight rebounds per game last season.

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