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Rakym Felder

  • position G
  • height 5-10
  • weight 210
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • High school Lincoln
  • position G
  • height 5-10
  • weight 210
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • High school Lincoln

Rakym Felder Bio

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2016-17 (FRESHMAN)

  • Saw action in 36 games with one start on the year
  • Averaged 5.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 14.6 minutes per game
  • Hit 40.8 percent of his shot attempts on the year, including 42.0 percent of his attempts from 3-point range
  • Saw action in all 18 SEC contests, averaging 5.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 13.4 minutes per game
  • Posted nine double-figure scoring games and had 13 games with at least two assists
  • Led or shared the team lead in scoring twice and in assists four times
  • 42.0 percent (34-81) from 3-point range ranks seventh all-time in Gamecock history for a single season
  • Tallied 11 points in road win at USF (Dec. 17) for his first double-digit scoring output of the season; also dished a season high five assists vs. the Bulls
  • Tallied first 20-point game of his career with a team high 20 in the win over Lander (Dec. 27), connecting on six shot attempts overall, including five 3s
  • Posted top scoring performance of SEC play with 19 points in the home win over Texas A&M (Jan. 7), connecting on 6-of-8 shot attempts, while also collecting two assists and two steals
  • Earned first-career start at No. 5/5 Kentucky (Jan. 21)
  • Recorded 13 points in just 19 minutes in win at Missouri (Jan. 28), connecting on 3-of-4 attempts from beyond the arc
  • Solid in NCAA Tournament action, including in a 15-point effort to help clinch the second round win over No. 2 seed Duke (March 19)
  • Hit 9-of-10 attempts from the free throw line vs. the Blue Devils, including 7-of-8 attempts in the final five minutes
  • Posted nine points and dished three assists in the Sweet 16 win over Baylor (March 24) at Madison Square Garden

PRE-SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Labeled as a strong finisher at the rim and an excellent defender
  • 16 points, four rebounds and six assists as a senior at Lincoln High School
  • Three-star prospect according to 247sports.com
  • Played freshman season at Indian Land High School in Fort Mill, S.C.

PERSONAL

  • Son of Tanica Murchison
  • Has four brothers, Davontay Grace, Reuben Felder, Kyjuan Thomas and Kanye Thomas
  • Has two sisters, Djuana Felder and Diamond Murchison
  • A sport and entertainment management major

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