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Amir Abdur-Rahim was named an assistant men’s basketball coach on new College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik’s staff. Abdur-Rahim joins Andrew Wilson, a holdover from former coach Bobby Cremins’ staff.

Abdur-Rahim, 31, was director of player development at Georgia Tech last season and has been an assistant coach at Murray State. He will serve as the College of Charleston’s recruiting coordinator.

Abdur-Rahim is a native of Atlanta and earned a bachelor’s degree in general business from Southeastern Louisiana where he was a three-time All-Southland Conference player. He is the younger brother of Shareef Abdur-Rahim, a former NBA All-Star and current assistant general manager of Sacramento.

“I am really excited to join and contribute to the program,” Abdur-Rahim said. “Knowing the tradition and all of the great players who have come through the College of Charleston over the years such as Anthony Johnson and current Los Angeles Lakers guard Andrew Goudelock — it is a place where great players have played and teams have continually won under Coach (John) Kresse and Coach (Bobby) Cremins.”

The Citadel hired Quinton Ferrell as assistant coach and Matt Sherbenski as director of basketball operations, head coach Chuck Driesell announced.

Ferrell comes to the Bulldogs after five years as an assistant at his alma mater, Presbyterian, where he helped the Blue Hose post wins over Auburn, Wake Forest and Cincinnati over the past two years.

Scherbenski spent last season at California, where he worked for former Citadel assistant Mike Montgomery. He was a walk-on player at Kentucky after starting his career at Oral Roberts. He played in high school at Oak Hill Academy.

ATHENS, Ga. — Charleston Southern’s Jacobo Pastor shot a 3-over par 74 and is tied for 51st and David Denlinger shot a 78 and is in 68th place after the first round of the NCAA Athens Regional in Athens, Ga.

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