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Oct. 10, 2006 will feature each of the Gamecock Basketball players throughout the pre-season with it’s own version of HOOP DREAMS.

With the college basketball season set to tip-off with practice the next day, the South Carolina men’s and women’s basketball teams will host HARDWOOD HOOPLA 2006 as part of Spend an Evening with the Gamecocks on Fri., Oct. 13 in the USC Basketball Practice Facility/Volleyball Competition Facility (see for more details).

Today talks to David Chambers, a freshman walk-on guard from Raleigh, N.C. Chambers, whose nickname is `Dave’, played under Coach Bruce Kreutzer at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va., last season. The team captain, he had a 3.7 GPA with the No. 7 prep team in the country. Chambers averaged 20 ppg, 10 rpg and 3 apg as senior at St. David’s School in Raleigh, N.C. under coach Craig Shoemaker. He was all-conference all four years and was the team MVP in 2005.

USC: What is the one thing that you couldn’t live without?

DC: My cell phone because I wouldn’t be able to stay in contact with anyone without it.

USC: What is your favorite thing about Columbia?

DC: The fact that it is a true college town with a great atmosphere.

USC: What are you looking forward to the most about playing for USC?

DC: Just being able to play at a place where people expect a lot out of the basketball team. I also enjoy having fun with my teammates.

USC: Which returning player do you look up to the most?

DC: Tre’ Kelley. He’s a good leader, humble and expects a lot out of everyone. He knows the game, too.

USC: If you weren’t playing basketball at USC, what would you be doing?

DC: I’d probably try to play tight end in college.

USC: What game are you looking forward to the most this season?

DC: Kansas because it’s the biggest non-conference game we have this year.

USC: After a game who is the first person you call after a game?

DC: My parents.

USC: What is your best memory since being at USC?

DC: Just hanging out with the team and getting to know them.

USC: What is one CD that you own that most people would be surprised about?

DC: Aerosmith

USC: Anything you would like to say to the fans?

DC: Hopefully this year, USC will start to become known as basketball school, too.