USC men’s basketball program signs junior college guard

COLUMBIA — South Carolina head coach Frank Martin has officially signed junior college guard Hassani Gravett as the fourth member of his 2016 recruiting class.

Gravett, a 6-2 guard from Villa Rica, Ga., played last season at Pensacola State College, where he averaged 14 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He also shot 39 percent from 3-point range.

Gravett joins forwards Maik-Kalev Kotsar and Seedee Keita, and guard Kory Holden in the Gamecocks’ 2016 class. USC has also received a commitment from Rakym Felder, a guard out of New York originally from Fort Mill. Holden, a transfer from Delaware, will have to sit out next season under NCAA rules.

South Carolina lost three senior starters off this past season’s 25-9 team, which reached the second round of the NIT. The Gamecocks also dismissed two freshmen arrested by Columbia police on property damage charges stemming from a BB gun incident.