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Dec. 20, 2005

The University of South Carolina Athletics Department will retire the jersey of former three-time All-SEC standout BJ McKie prior to the South Carolina-Pittsburgh game on Wednes., Dec. 28. Good seats are available!

“We want to make this night as special for BJ and his family as it is for the fans,” said USC Head Coach Dave Odom.

The ceremony, which will feature a special video tribute and a few words from BJ McKie, an Irmo, S.C. native, will begin at 6:50 pm that evening. The game is set to start at 7:06 pm and will be broadcast on CSS. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats that night by 6:45 pm.

A 2000 USC graduate, here are a few of McKie’s career highlights:

No. 1 in career points scored (2,119)

No 1 in free throws made

Played in 123 career games (No. 3 all-time)

1998 All-American and 3-time All-SEC Honoree

1996 SEC Freshman of the Year and on the SEC All-Freshman team

1999 SEC Post-Graduate Community Service Award Winner

Member of the 1997 SEC Championship team – team was 15-1 in the SEC

2-time NCAA Tournament participant (lost in the first round in 1997 and ’98)