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Nov. 13, 2003

NOV. 13, 2003


In conjunction with the National Signing period for men’s basketball, USC is proud to announce the signing of Mount Vernon, Ga. small forward Dwayne Day.

Day, a 6′ 6, 185 pound small forward, is from Montgomery High School in Mount Vernon, Ga. His team, which begins its season on Nov. 29, is a ranked No. 3 in Georgia pre-season. Last year Montgomery lost in the round of Eight to SW Atlanta Christian Academy, who is the pre-season No. 1 ranked team in the state.

“We are delighted that Dwayne is joining the Gamecock basketball family,” said USC Head Coach Dave Odom. “We have followed his career not only in high school but also with his AAU team, the Atlanta Celtics. One of the top teams in the country last year, he played an integral role on that team and did very well. He is a multi-faceted player that is long and rangy. He will fit in nicely with our style of play and we’re glad to have him.”

As a junior, Day averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and 6.3 assists. He was All-State his sophomore and junior years.

Day, who plays for Coach Ken Price, spent his first two years of high school at Valdalia High School.

His Atlanta Celtics AAU team won the national championship, winning their second title in four years at the adidas Big Time. The Atlantic Celtics website list Day as one of the Top 30 Shooting Guards in the Country. He made the All-Tournament team at Atlanta Basketball Classic. He also Participated in the NBA PA Camp & Adidas ABCD Camp

He chose USC over Ole Miss, Georgia, Mississippi State and Clemson.

He is rated the No. 124 prospect by Prep Stars for 2004, while Rivals has ranked him at No. 141.