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Dec. 8, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Basketball Travelers Inc., officially announced the field for the 2015 Ezybonds Global Payments U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, where it was announced that South Carolina would be one of eight participating teams in the 16th annual event. Also joining the Gamecocks in St. Thomas, USVI, will be DePaul, Florida State, Indiana State, Hofstra, Norfolk State, Ohio and Tulsa. The event will be held Nov. 20-23, 2015, at the University of the Virgin Islands. It will be the first-ever appearance for the Gamecocks at the Paradise Jam.

The Paradise Jam is hosted annually in St. Thomas, with games held at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. South Carolina owns a 6-3 record in destination tournament games under the direction of Frank Martin. The Gamecocks posted a 3-0 record in the Hoops For Hope Classic to capture the tournament crown in 2012 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with victories over Milwaukee, Missouri State and UALR. The Gamecocks finished third at the 2013 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic with wins over St. Mary’s and Akron, and Carolina most recently traveled to the Charleston Classic, posting a victory over Cornell at the event.

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