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Nov. 9, 2011


November 9, 2011
Coach Horn

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina head men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn announced on Wednesday the signing of Tyrone Haughton to a National Letter of Intent to attend South Carolina and join the men’s basketball squad beginning with the 2012-13 season.

Tyrone Haughton – 6-10 – 195 – Miami, Fla. – Dr. Michael M. Krop High School
Solid under the basket, physical presence defensively … Excellent shot blocker and rebounder … Rated the No. 24 center according to … Averaged 11 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks per game as a junior for coach Shakey Rodriguez at Dr. Krop High School, a Florida high school basketball powerhouse … … Shot 62 percent from the field as a junior … Named an All-Miami City honoree following 2010-11 campaign … Chose South Carolina over UCONN, Alabama and Virginia Tech among others.

Coach Shakey Rodriguez on Haughton…
“Tyrone is a long and athletic big man whose best basketball lies ahead. He possesses a great motor and has defensive, shot blocking and rebounding skills that should make him an immediate contributor at the next level. His offensive skills are still raw, but with his great work ethic it won’t be long before that part of his game catches up. Ty will make an immediate impact in the SEC. I look forward to following his progress at South Carolina.”

Horn on Haughton…
“We are really excited about Tyrone Haughton. He is a young man that has tremendous athletic ability. He is a high-energy guy that does what he does well every time he steps between the lines. He is a terrific rebounder, shot blocker and defender everywhere on the floor with great athleticism even at 6’10, a guy that can get to the offensive glass and finish around the basket. Maybe his best quality is that he is just going to continue to get better and better. He is going to get bigger and stronger and be a huge athletic body in the SEC for us one day.”