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The Captain Previews The SC Pro-Am Summer League

12:25 AM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- The South Carolina Pro-Am, a summer league basektball tournament will tip off in a few days with games over Sunday and Thursday at Heathwood Hall.

Former USC point guard Carey Rich, who currently co-hosts a sports talk show on the Sportsradio 560 The Team, is the commissioner of the Pro-Am which is in its second year.

Per NCAA rules, college coaches are not allowed to attend the event and there is no admission charge - giving fans a chance to watch high-quality basketball without paying a high price for tickets.

Among the former college players with professional ties who will be competing are former Gamecocks Devon Downey and Carlos Powell.

A large group of current college players are on the rosters including a strong contingent from USC and Clemson, with the rest of the Palmetto State schools represented.

There is an intriguing angle to this pro-am in that Hammond's Seventh Woods and PJ Dozier from Spring Valley are competing. Woods and Dozier are two of the most highly-touted players in the country and both will be showcasing their skills this summer.


The league will have a regular season schedule that ends July 28 with playoffs to follow from August 1-4.

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