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March 26, 2019
South Carolina coach Frank Martin says guard Jermaine Couisnard will be eligible to play after missing all this year with an academic issue. Couisnard is a 6-foot-4 guard from East Chicago, Indiana who was expected to see playing time in the Gamecocks backcourt this past season. But he was not able to enroll until the fall and only allowed to practice because of an issue that Martin said was out of the South Carolina’s hands.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin says freshman guard Jermaine Couisnard will be eligible to play for the Gamecocks next fall.

Couisnard is a 6-foot-4 guard from East Chicago, Indiana. He was expected to give the Gamecocks a reliable outside shooter last season. Instead, he was not able to enroll until the fall and could only practice with the team while his academic eligibility was in question due to an issue that Martin says had been out of the university’s hands.

Martin said Tuesday Couisnard had a 3.4 grade point average in his first college semester and is ready go.

South Carolina (16-16) loses guards Hassani Gravett and Tre Campbell from this year’s team.

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