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Wednesday, August 1
Team preview: South Carolina Gamecocks

Returning Leaders
Points: Bradley 11.5 ppg
Rebounds: Kitchings 6.6 rpg
Assists: Lucas 3.9 apg
FG %: Howell 53.2%
3pt %: Bradley 35.5%
FT %: Bradley 75.8%

00-01 Stats:
South Carolina | SEC

The lowdown
2000-01 record: 15-15; 6-10 in SEC (5th in East)
Final Ranking: NR
Postseason: Lost to Connecticut 72-65 in first round of NIT.

Three Questions for 2001-02
1. How will the Gamecocks adjust to Dave Odom's style? And vice versa?

2. Will Marius Petravicius be affected by the NCAA's crackdown on foreign players? Will he have to sit games?

3. Can Chuck Eidson come back and have a breakthrough season after a knee injury ended his sophomore season? Will Rolando Howell have a stellar season?

Andy Katz's Scenarios
Best case: Eidson is healthy, Petravicius isn't affected and South Carolina makes a run at an NCAA Tournament berth.

Worst case: The Gamecocks don't hit the consistent stride on the road and end up a few games out of the tournament and in the NIT.

Key Players Returning
Player Yr. Pos. Ht./Wt. Comment
Jamel Bradley Sr.. G 6-2/170 PTS: 11.5 | REB: 1.8 | AST: 2.2
Aaron Lucas Sr. G 5-11/185 PTS: 10.2 | REB: 2.5 | AST: 3.9
Tony Kitchings Jr. C 6-10/260 PTS: 10.0 | REB: 6.6 | AST: 1.2
ChuckEdison Jr. F 6-7/205 PTS: 9.0 | REB: 5.3 | AST: 3.1

Key Losses
Player Pos. Ht./Wt. Comment
Antonio Grant F 6-5/225 PTS: 7.9 | REB: 5.8 | AST: 1.3

South Carolina Signings
Player Pos. Ht. High School/College
John Chappell C 6-11 New Berlin, Wis./Fort Union (Va.) Military Academy
Carolos Powell F 6-7 Florence, S.C./Wilson H.S.

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