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July 23, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Freshman forward Raymond Doby sat down with this week for our web series, “Starting Five With Raymond Doby.” The series will highlight a different member of the Gamecock men’s basketball team with each edition. Check out Raymond’s favorite basketball memory below, and how the upperclassmen are helping him adjust to college.

Q: How have the upperclassmen helped you adjust to college?
A: They have been great; very supportive. When I first got here, Michael [Carrera] showed me around, and always helped to make sure I was on time for practice, or class.

Q: What do you consider you biggest strengths on the court?
A: Being aggressive and playing hard. I think my motor has really got me to where I am today. Also my size and being able to step out and shoot the ball and rebound.

Q: What are you working on with your game this summer in workouts?
A: Staying consistent. This is the college level. Day-in and day-out we have top players in the SEC that are coming out of high school and are projected to be pros. That comes from being consistent. So right now I’m working on my consistency, playing hard and keep moving forward.

Q: What are you most looking forward to about playing in the SEC?
A: Playing against good competition. To be the best you have to play against the best. I’m looking forward to playing against Kentucky, Georgia, LSU – top-notch schools. I’m really looking forward to playing against the best competition I can.

Q: What is your favorite basketball memory?
A: When I was at Montrose Christian we played Findlay Prep in Las Vegas. I caught the game-winning alley-oop. That is definitely one of my favorite basketball memories.