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July 8, 2002

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina forward Issa Konare has decided to transfer to High Point (N.C.) University, Gamecock Head Coach Dave Odom announced Monday.

“Issa sacrificed so much in leaving Senegal and his family to come over to the United States,” said Odom. “I have a special kinship with Issa and in talking with him, we decided that relocation and a new opportunity for more meaningful playing time would be in Issa’s best interest. I feel really good that he’s going to High Point, and to play for my college coach, Jerry Steele. I think it’s the right move for Issa.”

Konare played in 17 games last season as a freshman for the Gamecocks, playing an average of 3.4 minutes per game. He averaged 1.0 point and 0.8 rebounds per contest, making 6-of-20 field goal attempts, including 4-of-15 from three-point range.