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Dec. 27, 2005

The University of South Carolina will retire the jersey of former three-time All-SEC standout BJ McKie prior to the South Carolina-Pittsburgh game on Wed., Dec. 28 at the Colonial Center.

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, a few of McKie’s career highlights include:

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 – 15-1 in the SEC

2-time NCAA Tournament participant (lost in the 1st round in 1997 and ’98)