South Carolina men’s basketball lands transfer from Delaware

South Carolina will get a boost from one of the most sought-after transfers in men’s college basketball.

Kory Holden, a guard who averaged 17.7 points per game this past season at Delaware, announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he would attend South Carolina. The Salisbury, Md., native also visited Virginia Tech and Seton Hall.

Gamecocks head coach Frank Martin “was honest and was able to communicate his plan to me,” Holden told ESPN. “I heard all good things about him through the process, and his vision for me aligns with my personal goals. I enjoyed the visit and the guys. I feel it’s the best fit for me.”

While Holden will have to sit out next season under Division I transfer rules, the sophomore will have two years of eligibility at USC. South Carolina is losing three senior starters off this past season’s 25-9 squad, as well as two freshmen who were dismissed after being arrested on charges stemming from a BB gun incident.

The 6-foot-2 Holden was second-team All-Colonial Athletic Conference this past season for a Delaware team that went 7-23. ESPN listed him as the No. 2 transfer available this offseason.