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Damien Leonard
Damien Leonard

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Greenville, S.C.

High School:
J.L. Mann

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 190

Position:
G

Experience:
1VL


2011-12 (freshman)
Saw action in all 31 contests with 20 starts on the year ... Averaged 6.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per contest ... In league play, averaged 6.3 points, earning 12 starts ... Posted eight double-figure scoring games during freshman season, including a season high 19 points vs. No. 1 Kentucky (Feb. 4) ... Led or shared the team lead in scoring and steals three times ... After struggling from the floor through the first three games, posted 16 points, hitting five 3s, vs. Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 22) ... Tallied 15 points, hitting five 3s, vs. No. 1 North Carolina (Nov. 25) ... Posted eight points vs. SE Louisiana (Dec. 21) to lead all scorers off the bench for the Gamecocks ... Posted 14 points in 16 minutes, hitting 4-of-6 attempts from beyond the arc in won over Wofford (Dec. 28) ... Led the team with 15 points at No. 2 Kentucky (Jan. 7), scoring 12 points in the second half ... Was 4-of-7 from the floor, posting 11 points at Tennessee (Feb. 8) ... Hit just 1-of-5 from 3-point range in win vs. Georgia (Feb. 15), but made basket was crucial late in second half ... Collected a season high four rebounds vs. Tennessee (Feb. 25) ... Tallied nine points and two rebounds vs. Mississippi State (Feb. 29) ... Finished the season with strong performance vs. Alabama (March 8) in SEC Tournament play, posting 13 points and three rebounds.

Pre-South Carolina
Four-star prospect, No. 100 overall and No. 29 shooting guard according to ESPN.com ... Four-star position prospect, No. 26 shooting guard according to Scout.com ... Four-star prospect, No. 85 overall and No. 22 shooting guard according to Rivals.com ... Averaged 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists per game as a junior ... Averaged 22.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a senior, where he averaged 42 percent from 3-point range, 47 percent from the floor and 82 percent from the free throw line ... One of the premier shooters in the country ... Drew attention from Arizona, Texas, Clemson, Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech ... Chose South Carolina over Clemson and Oklahoma State.

Personal
Son of Monica and Bernard Leonard ... Has one sister, Jasmaine, and one brother, Jabrius.

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