South Carolina basketball: Gamecocks in the pros

The South Carolina Gamecocks celebrate during the 2017 NCAA Tournament. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
The South Carolina Gamecocks celebrate during the 2017 NCAA Tournament. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /
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Maik Kotsar #21 of the South Carolina Gamecocks. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Hassani Gravett- Lakeland Magic/KK MZT Skopje

Gravett averaged 11 points and nearly three rebounds an outing for the Gamecocks as a senior. In his final season, Gravett led the team in three-pointers, hitting 65 shots from beyond the arc. He was voted the SEC’s Sixth Man of the Year by the conference’s coaches.

In early August of 2019 Gravett signed a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic where he played for their G-League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic. Gravett averaged 11 points a contest.

In late July 2020, Gravett signed a contract to play overseas for the KK MZT Skopje in the Macedonian League.

Maik Kotsar- Hamburg Towers

Maik Kotsar just finished his senior season with the Gamecocks and will be remembered as one of the best Gamecocks of the decade. Kotsar averaged over 12 points and six rebounds in SEC play for South Carolina last season. Kotsar is one a few Gamecocks to hit 1,000 collegiate career points.

Kotsar signed with the Hamburg Towers following his time in Columbia. He’ll play with the team next season.

Duane Notice- Hamilton Honey Badgers

After going undrafted in the 2017 draft, Notice joined the Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski in the Polish Basketball League. After representing them in the 2017-18 FIBA World Cup, he returned to North America, joining Toronto’s G-League affiliate, the Raptors 905. Notice shot nearly 40% with the team.

Following the cancellation of the G-League season following the coronavirus pandemic, Notice decided to rejoin the Hamilton Honey Badgers in the Canadian Elite Basketball League.

Notice actually tore his Achilles in the CEBL Summer Series. He’d logged a total of 23 points and hit a game-winning layup against Guelph Nighthawks in the Honey Badger’s second game.

Michael Carrera- Hamburg Towers

Carrera made the 2015-2016 All-SEC team after averaging 14 points a game on 40% shooting from beyond the arc. He was also an All-SEC performer as a freshman.

Carrera has been all over the globe, playing in Russia, Australia, Argentina, and now, Germany. He also had a stint with the Oklahoma City Blue.

Carrera is averaging 13 points per game with the Hamburg Towers where he will likely get an extension of some kind.

Stay tuned to Garnet and Cocky for updates on other South Carolina alum as they pursue professional careers.

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