USF men’s basketball is nearing the finalization of their overhauled roster with the addition of former South Carolina power forward Jalyn McCreary, who announced his intentions to come to Tampa via twitter.
The former three-star prospect from Greenville, South Carolina found himself as the number three overall player coming out of high school in the state and even held an offer from USF before choosing to go to South Carolina to play collegiately.
During his time as a Gamecock, McCreary was used sparingly in his freshman season, seeing playing time in all 27 games for an average of 11.5 minutes a game. His minutes per game were upped slightly during his sophomore season at 13 and saw scoring improvement going into the final three games of the season, getting double-figures in each of those outings.
During the COVID-shortened season, McCreary averaged 5.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game despite a concussion that sidelined him beforehand. A Covid quarantine eventually put him out for a short while. South Carolina head coach Frank Martin lauded McCreary’s practice effort during the offseason prior to his concussion.
McCreary makes the eighth addition to a USF men’s basketball progrum that saw nine players leave during the covid-affected season.