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Nov. 11, 2014


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COLUMBIA, S.C. – We are just three days from the start of the 2014-15 season, so we take a look at how the number three has impacted Gamecock basketball with a look at the career of Carolina great, BJ McKie.

Below is a brief look at McKie’s career in the Garnet and Black:
– McKie’s (1995-99) #3 jersey was retired in 2005, after a record-setting career at Carolina. McKie ended his career as South Carolina’s all-time leading scorer, amassing 2,119 points in his time with the Gamecocks, an average of 17.2 points per game.
– McKie also tops the South Carolina record book in games started (116) and free throws made (672) and is second in a number of other categories: minutes played (4,021), 3-point field goals made (215) and 3-point field goals attempted (554).
– McKie’s accomplishments, however, were not limited to the box score. He was a two-time captain of the Gamecocks, and in the 1996-1997 season led South Carolina to a 24-8 (15-1 SEC) record and the SEC regular season title. McKie was named first-team All-SEC his final three seasons with the Gamecocks and an All-American during his senior season. McKie is currently an assistant coach at Charleston Southern.

South Carolina begins the 2014-15 season when it hosts North Florida on Friday, Nov. 14. Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET, and the contest will be broadcast on SEC Network +.

Feature written by Media Relations Student Assistant Jackson Filyo