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Thursday / November 23.
  • Sedee Keita to South Carolina

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    South Carolina head coach Frank Martin scored a key commitment on Monday when he landed Sedee Keita, a 6-foot-9 power forward from Putnam (CT) Science Academy.

    Ranked the No. 20 power forward in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, Keita also considered Penn State, Providence and Temple, among others.

     

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    Terrell Myers, Keita’s coach with the WE-R1 AAU program, said Keita chose the Gamecocks because of the relationship they developed with him.

    “Sedee felt comfortable with the coaching staff, those guys built a great relationship with him,” he told SNY.tv. “He is excited to play in the SEC because he feels like it’s a fast pace league that fits him. He also feels like Coach Martin’s intensity is what he needs to help him grow as a player and eventually become an all SEC selection. I am truly Happy for Sedee and his family.”

    As far as a skill set, South Carolina is getting a big man with guard skills.

    “He has the total package,” Myers said. “The story is five years ago he was 5-11 and in two years he grew to 6-10. Our middle Coach Prescott groomed him to be a guard so he moves like a guard, passes like a guard , shoots it, defends and rebounds like a big man. He is extremely talented.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.