Geathers to join South Carolina basketball team

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina has signed 6-foot-11 Carlton Geathers to play basketball for the Gamecocks next fall.

Geathers is from Georgetown and averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and five blocks last season at Carvers Bay High School. Geathers is the cousin of former South Carolina football player Clifton Geathers.

Geathers joins five players who signed with South Carolina last November, including standout guard Bruce Ellington and forward RJ Slawson.

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