Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia
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South Carolina and Georgia square off in the SEC Championships
USATSI photos of the SEC Tournament men's basketball game on March 12, 2015
Men's Basketball defeats Missouri, 63-54; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)
South Carolina takes down Tennessee, 60-49
Men's Basketball defeats Mississippi State, 81-68; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)
Saw action in 16 games with nine starts before suffering a season-ending foot injury in Jan. 15 contest at Texas A&M ... Averaged 11.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 26.9 minutes per contest ... Posted 11 double-figure scoring games and 11 games with at least three assists ... Led or shared the team lead in scoring five times, in assists 10 times and in steals twice ... Not eligible to play in the exhibition contest vs. USC Aiken due to NCAA transfer rules, but received waiver from NCAA on Nov. 8 effective immediately, and was able to play in season opener vs. Longwood (Nov. 9) ... Matched career high with 18 points vs. the Lancers ... Dished a career high eight assists at No. 23 Baylor (Nov. 12) ... Posted 18 points again in win vs. Florida International (Nov. 24), hitting 5-of-10 attempts, and 7-of-8 from the foul line ... Solid in three games at Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, scoring in double figures in two of three games, including a team high 16 points in win vs. Saint Mary's (Dec. 22) ... Hit career high for the third time of the season with 18 points in win vs. Marshall (Dec. 30) ... Scored a team-high 12 points at No. 10 Florida (Jan. 8) in SEC opener, and pulled down a career high six rebounds ... Scored 15 points and collected five rebounds vs. LSU (Jan. 11) ... Played 13 minutes in contest at Texas A&M before suffering a right foot fracture, which required surgery and ended his season ... Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
Transferred to South Carolina from Villanova in January of 2013 ... Drew nine starts during the 2011-12 season when he averaged 3.3 points per game and compiled 65 assists (2.0 per game) ... Posted a season-high 14 points in an overtime contest vs. Connecticut ... At Montrose Christian, helped lead squad to the ESPN Rise 2011 National High School Invitational ... Scored 21 points, including all 11 of his free throw attempts, to help spark Montrose past Oak Hill Academy 71-64 in overtime to the crown in the nationally televised finale ... Was named the tournament's MVP ... A first-team All-Metro choice by the Washington Post ... Montrose finished with a 24-1 record ... Attended Montrose from Plainfield (N.J.) High School, where he averaged 18.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 steals as a junior in 2009-10 ... Was a teammate of Michael Carrera's at Montrose Christian.
Son of Perone and Monica Johnson ... Has two brothers, Perone and Eli, and two sisters, Shannon and Meesha ... His favorite actor is Denzel Washington and other than basketball, credits football as his favorite sport ... His advice to young people is "stay in school and never let anyone say you can't do something in life" ... Major is sociology.