Horn Adds JUCO Guard

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — South Carolina men’s basketball coach Darrin Horn announced today the signing of Brenton Williams (G – 5-11 – Kissimmee, Fla./Sante Fe College – Gainesville, Fla.) to a National Letter of Intent to attend South Carolina and join the men’s basketball squad beginning with the 2011-12 season. Williams will have three years of eligibility remaining for his career.

Brenton Williams (G – 5-11 – Kissimmee, Fla./Sante Fe College – Gainesville, Fla.)
Averaged 11.8 points and 1.9 assists in 22 minutes per game at Sante Fe College … Shot 47% from the field and 39% from 3-point range for the Saints … Three-year varsity starter at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Fla. … Named Orange Belt All-Conference as a sophomore, averaging 14.3 points, 3.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds per contest … Averaged 16.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a junior … Earned Orange Belt All-Conference accolades, was named the Osceola County Player of the Year and was named to the District 10 Class 6A All-Region Team (Orange and Osceola counties) during junior campaign … Earned Osceola County Player of the Year, Orange Belt All-Conference and All-Central Florida First Team (Orlando Sentinel/area coaches) as a senior when he averaged 25.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals, while shooting 55% from the field … Played in the Boys North-South All-Star Basketball Classic and the Association of Basketball Coaches All-Start Game as a senior … Voted to the Class 5A All-State Second Team by Floridahoops.com … Was honored as the Osceola County boys basketball athlete of the year.

Horn on Williams:
“Brenton is an athletic guard who has a great ability to make shots. He will fit in well with how we want to play.”

Sante Fe Head Coach Chris Mowry on Williams:
“Brenton is an explosive athlete, with the ability to play both guard positions. He is very coachable, with a hunger to be the best he can be. Brenton can score by getting to the rim, or from deep 3-point range. We look forward to watching him play for South Carolina during the next three years.”