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Maik Kotsar
Maik  Kotsar

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Tallin, Estonia

High School:
Sunrise Christian Academy (Wichita, Kan.)

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 260

Position:
F

Experience:
1VL

Major:
Sport and Entertainment Management

11/13/2017

USC Men's Basketball vs. Western Michigan (USATSI)

Images of the Gamecocks playing host to the Broncos in non-conference action

04/01/2017

South Carolina 73, Gonzaga 77 (NCAA Final Four)

Photos from South Carolina vs. Gonzaga during the 2017 NCAA Final Four on 4/1/17.

03/26/2017

South Carolina vs. Florida

NCAA Tournament: South Carolina vs. Florida

03/24/2017

South Carolina vs. Baylor

NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen - March 24, 2017 (USATSI)

03/23/2017

South Carolina Sweet 16 Practice

Photos from the men's basketball practice on March 23, 2017 prior to the Sweet 16 game against Baylor.


2016-17 (FRESHMAN)
  • Saw action in all 37 games during rookie season with 33 starts
  • Averaged 5.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.4 blocks in 24.2 minutes per game
  • In league play, tallied 4.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 23.2 minutes per outing
  • Posted nine double-figure scoring games, and one double-double
  • Averaged 49.0 percent from the field
  • Put together a string of four-straight double-figure scoring performances early in the non-conference campaign, beginning with a 15-point outing vs. SC State (Nov. 18)
  • Tallied 10 points in home win over No. 25/24 Michigan (Nov. 23), and followed with a season high 16 points in upset win over No. 18/16 Syracuse (Nov. 26) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • First career double-double came in a 10-point, season high 11-rebound performance in home win over Lander (Dec. 27)
  • Top scoring output of the SEC season came in a 10-point effort in victory at Mississippi State (Feb. 11)
  • Contributed seven points in NCAA Tournament victory over Marquette (March 17), and posted 12 points with three rebounds in Elite Eight victory over No. 20/17 Florida (March 26)
  • In Final Four matchup vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga (April 1), posted four points, three rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals

PRE-SOUTH CAROLINA
  • Three-star prospect according to 247sports.com
  • Was a member of the Estonia U18 National Team that competed at the 2014 FIBA European Championship

PERSONAL
  • Son of Ruta Pukk and Egon Kotsar, also has three siblings
  • Speaks English and Estonian
  • Credits his favorite actor as Leonardo DiCaprio and his favorite sport other than basketball is soccer
  • A sport and entertainment management major

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