USC basketball assistant Cherry going to High Point

South Carolina Gamecocks

Darrin Horn said earlier today he'd know in a day or two whether assistant Scott Cherry were going to High Point. Turned out to be a matter of hours.

Cherry will become the Big South school's head coach after being with Horn for a season at South Carolina, a source said late Wednesday afternoon. He is expected to be introduced Thursday afternoon.

Cherry, 37, was on North Carolina's 1993 national championship team as a player and was on the staff that improbably got George Mason to the 2006 Final Four.

He was a strong candidate to replace Horn at Western Kentucky, but the school went instead with Texas assistant Ken McDonald. McDonald guided WKU back to the NCAAs, and into the second round, this season.

Cherry came instead to South Carolina, where the Gamecocks started out 20-6 before dropping four of their final five games to finish out of the NCAAs and again in the NIT.

For more, check out Thursday's The Post and Courier.