South Carolina Basketball: Gamecocks land elite Kentucky shooter, top-150 national prospect

South Carolina basketball head coach Lamont Paris. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
South Carolina basketball head coach Lamont Paris. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports /

South Carolina basketball coach Lamont Paris celebrated his team’s first commitment in the 2025 class last week when 4-star forward Hayden Assemian pledged his services to the second-year Gamecock headman. Now, less than a week later, Paris and his coaching staff have landed their second commitment in the class of 2024.

Joining Finnish forward Okku Federiko in the ’24 cycle, Kentucky native Trent Noah announced his commitment to the South Carolina basketball program on Sunday with a graphic from on3’s Joe Tipton.

Noah, a 6’6″ win who primarily plays the shooting guard position, is viewed as the 146th-best player in the country according to On3 and the 132nd-best national prospect according to 247Sports. Like Assemian, Noah has spoken very highly of his relationship with Coach Paris and the rest of the Gamecock coaching staff.

As a player, Noah is a sneaky-athletic offensive player, but his best skill by far is his shooting ability. Playing for the Midwest Basketball Club on one of the Adidas AAU circuits this summer, Noah shot over 42% from 3-point land.

Noah is also a better dribble-drive player than one might expect for such a knockdown shooter. He is aggressive in moving to his right, especially if he has room to execute a spin move. When he uses the driving spin, he often gets his defender on his back, creating both an open look at a layup and a foul-drawing opportunity.

He can also finish with either hand around the basket and has no qualms about throwing it down if given the necessary space.

On defense, Noah has quality length on the wing, and he has moderate success disrupting passing lanes. If he can get a little quicker and stronger while working in a college weight room, he could develop into a quality defender at the next level.

You can watch some of his film here.