COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina women’s basketball will host an open practice on Thu., Oct. 13, at Southside High School in Greenville, head coach Dawn Staley announced today. Open to all fans at no charge, practice will be 6-8 p.m. with Staley addressing fans immediately following.
“We’re excited to take our practice to our out-of-town fans again this year,” Staley said. “With the SEC Tournament coming to Greenville, it’s the perfect time to visit the Upstate and start to paint it garnet and black for March. We’ll spend a few days in the community as well and look forward to meeting the many passionate Gamecocks in that area.”
Southside High School is located at 6630 Frontage at White Horse Road.
The three-time reigning SEC champion Gamecocks officially open practice for the 2016-17 season on Thu., Oct. 6. Staley returns two starters from last season’s squad in All-Americans Alaina Coates and A’ja Wilson, making South Carolina one of just three teams in the nation returning multiple All-Americans this season. Junior guard Bianca Cuevas-Moore is back to lead the Gamecocks, who also welcome junior transfers Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray to the fold after sitting out last season. Both were First-Team All-ACC selections in 2015 and amassed 1,000 career points in just two seasons at their previous schools. South Carolina added five newcomers to the roster with the four freshmen ready to take the court this season, led by FIBA U18 Americas Championship gold medalist Tyasha Harris.