Oregon lands South Carolina transfer guard Jermaine Couisnard
One of the top available scorers in college basketball is coming to Oregon.
Jermaine Couisnard, a talented scorer from South Carolina, has announced his intention to transfer to Oregon. The 6-foot-4 guard spent four years with the Gamecocks, redshirting during the 2018-19 campaign. He’ll have as many as two years to play for the Ducks.
The Next Chapter 💚💛#Committed pic.twitter.com/Tm2Rovxrbz
— Jermaine Couisnard 5️⃣ (@The__Future11) May 5, 2022
A starter in 16 of his 26 appearances for the Gamecocks last season, Couisnard led the team in scoring at 12 points a game. He shot just 39.6% from the field and 32% from the 3-point line, though. He also supplied 3.2 assists, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.1 steals a game in just 25 minutes a night.
Against what was a rugged SEC, Couisnard posted exceptional numbers. He averaged 19.9 points and 5.8 assists per 40 minutes against conference foes. He was a high-volume (17 shot attempts, six free throws per 40) guy with low efficiency, but he produced for an SC team that went 18-13.
He scored a career-high 33 points against LSU on Feb. 19, doing so on 67% shooting from the field (12-of-18) and 50% shooting from deep (5-of-10).
Couisnard is just the latest in a string of talented additions to the backcourt by coach Dana Altman and his staff. He joins Colorado transfer Keeshawn Barthelemy, JUCO transfer Brennan Rigsby, and 5-star guard Dior Johnson. Oregon is also still awaiting word on Will Richardson, the team’s leading scorer last season who filed for early entry in the 2022 NBA Draft.