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Jermaine Couisnard

  • position G
  • height 6-4
  • weight 211
  • class Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown East Chicago, Ind.
  • Previous School Montverde Academy (Fla.)
  • High school East Chicago Central
  • position G
  • height 6-4
  • weight 211
  • class Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown East Chicago, Ind.
  • Previous School Montverde Academy (Fla.)
  • High school East Chicago Central

Jermaine Couisnard Bio

2020-21 (R-Sophomore)

  • Saw action in 17 games with 14 starts
  • Averaged 10.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, a team high 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 27.0 minutes per game
  • In SEC play, averaged 8.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in 26.4 minutes per contest
  • Posted eight double-figure scoring games and had 10 games with 3+ assists
  • Scored 20 points, behind seven makes from the field and four 3-pointers, in win vs. Tulsa (Nov. 29)
  • Hit career high five 3-pointers for 15 points, along with six rebounds and four assists in win over Texas A&M (Jan. 6)
  • Dished out a season high six assists vs. Auburn (Jan. 23)
  • Top scoring output of the season came in 23-point performance in road win at Georgia (Feb. 27); hitting 8-of-16 from the field, including four 3s, along with five rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals

2019-20 (R-FRESHMAN)

SEC All-Freshman Team (coaches)
SEC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 20, Feb. 4)
CBS Sports/USBWA Freshman of the Week (Jan. 21)

  • Saw action in 30 games with 16 starts, averaging 12.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, a team high 3.2 assists and 0.8 steals in 26.0 minutes per game
  • In SEC contests, started the final 16 contests of the season, averaging a team high 14.8 points per game; also 2.6 rebounds, a team high 3.6 assists and 0.9 steals per contest; posted 14 double-figure scoring performances in league play
  • Tallied 18 double-figure scoring games and 18 games with 3+ assists
  • Led or shared the team lead in scoring seven times and in assists 14 times
  • Was tied for ninth in the SEC (overall games) with an assist to turnover ratio of 1.4
  • Ranked 12th in strictly SEC games at 14.8 points per game, and ninth with an assist to turnover ratio of 1.4
  • Missed the SEC opener vs. Florida (Jan. 7) due to a back injury
  • Scored nine points with a pair of assists and a block in college debut vs. North Alabama (Nov. 6)
  • First double-figure scoring contest of the season came in a 12-point performance in home win over Wyoming (Nov. 10)
  • Scored 16 points, with four rebounds and six assists in home win over Gardner-Webb (Nov. 22)
  • Was 7-of-11 from the floor for 16 points, to go along with six assists in road win at UMass (Dec. 4)
  • Strong in SEC debut at Tennessee (Jan. 11), scoring 15 points behind six made baskets, including a pair of 3-pointers; also collected three steals vs. the Vols
  • Hit the buzzer beater game winner in breakout performance in home upset win over No. 10/12 Kentucky (Jan. 15), also the first start of his career
  • Scored 26 points behind a season high nine made field goals vs. the Wildcats, including four 3-pointers, and four makes at the foul line
  • Hit a trio of 3-pointers en route to 17 points in road win at Texas A&M (Jan. 18), before a 16-point performance at No. 16/16 Auburn (Jan. 22)
  • Tallied a season high 28 points, hitting 8-of-18 from the floor with three 3-pointers and nine makes at the foul line at Ole Miss (Feb. 5)
  • Scored 19 points with three assists in home win vs. the Aggies (Feb. 8), before connecting on a trio of 3s in road win at Georgia (Feb. 12)
  • Dished out a career high 10 assists, with no turnovers, in home win over Mississippi State (March 3), becoming the first Gamecock since March 2008 to hit the double-figure assist mark

2018-19 (FRESHMAN)

  • Did not see court action during 2018-19 campaign


  • A three-star prospect according to
  • Spent 2017-18 season at Montverde Academy
  • Averaged 29.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game during senior campaign at East Chicago Central High School
  • Named an Indiana All-Star following senior campaign
  • Tallied 45 points during prep career vs. Evansville Bossee, and 36 points against Indianapolis North Central


  • An interdisciplinary studies major
  • Son of Jermaine Couisnard and Raven Merkerson
  • Has two sisters, Maya and Kalani
  • Lists LeBron James as his favorite athlete
  • His advice to young people is to “keep working!  Always have confidence and listen to your parents.”
  • Began playing basketball at age six
  • Chose South Carolina because “of the great coaching staff, that could help me on the court and also off the court.”