South Carolina Basketball: Breaking down the Gamecock roster for the 2024-2025 season

South Carolina basketball coach Lamont Paris has finished the offseason construction of his 2024-2025 Gamecock roster. Here is a breakdown of every player.
South Carolina basketball players Collin Murray-Boyles and Myles Stute
South Carolina basketball players Collin Murray-Boyles and Myles Stute / Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina Basketball's 2024-2025 Roster Breakdown:
Wing Arden Conyers

One of two redshirts last year, Arden Conyers has an intriguing profile as a player. He is long (listed at 6'7"), and he is a good athlete who was billed as having elite potential as a jump shooter coming out of Westwood High School in Blythewood, South Carolina. Conyers enrolled at USC needing some more physical development but has gotten his weight over 200 pounds this offseason. He looks noticeably bigger and stronger, and that should help him as he fights for a role on this year's team.

With a build somewhere between fellow wings Myles Stute and Zach Davis, it makes sense that Conyers will be part of the conversation at the small forward position this season. However, he has enough ballhandling acumen to play shooting guard in certain situations, as well.

Though shooting was believed to be his top skill when he arrived in Columbia, Conyers is not only a catch-and-shoot player. He is a smooth athlete and a confident player with the ball in his hands. He is not afraid to put the ball on the floor and put his head down for an aggressive drive to the basket, and he has good enough footwork to work himself into position for a tough, in-traffic midrange attempt.

Conyers' defense is a bit of a question mark, but if he can be solid on that end of the floor, his offensive ceiling could be enticing enough to Coach Lamont Paris that he breaks into the rotation as a redshirt freshman. If the Gamecocks have a need for shooting or perimeter size at any point this year, the third-year coach could turn to Arden Conyers.