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April 14, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina head men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn announced on Wednesday that Carlton Geathers (F – 6-11 – 260 – Georgetown, S.C. – Carvers Bay High School) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend South Carolina next fall and join the Gamecocks squad for the 2010-11 season. South Carolina’s recruiting class is currently ranked No. 11 by

Carlton Geathers (F – 6-11 – 260 – Georgetown, S.C. – Carvers Bay High School)
Two-year letterwinner at Carvers Bay High School for coach Jeff Mezzatesta … Averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and five blocks during senior season … Helped lead prep squad to Lower State Championship Game in 2010 … First Division I men’s basketball signee in Carvers Bay history … Only played two seasons of organized high school basketball … Is the cousin of former Gamecock football standout Clifton Geathers.

Horn on Geathers:
“Carlton completes a very talented recruiting class that will join our team next season. He helps us address our needs from a position standpoint and we look forward to helping him develop his skills on the court.”

Geathers on South Carolina:
“I’m excited to be a member of the South Carolina basketball family. Coach Horn was personally involved in my recruitment and I’m confident that he and his staff will push me everyday to reach my potential on and off the court. I’m excited about what is going on with the program and look forward to being a part of it.”

Geathers completes Horn’s recruiting class for the upcoming 2010-11 season, joining fellow signees Bruce Ellington (G – 5-10 – 185 – Moncks Corner, S.C./Berkeley High School), Damontre Harris (F – 6-9 – 225 – Fayetteville, N.C./Trinity Christian School), Brian Richardson (G – 6-5 – 180 – Wilson, N.C./Greenfield School), RJ Slawson (F – 6-8 – 190 – Charleston, S.C./Fort Dorchester High School) and Eric Smith (G – 5-11 – 185 – Mullins, S.C./Christ School).