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Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- USC head basketball coach Frank Martin is about to see his summer schedule dramatically change.

Next month, the coach along with players Ty Johnson and Sindarius Johnson will take part in the Four Nations Cup in Europe as part of Guy Rancourt's USA East Coast Basketball Team.

Next week, the coach and his team will take part in a major effort to grow the fan base for the upcoming season.

"8K in 8 Days" is an effort to reach 8,000 fans in eight days and it will feature the team making various appearances in the community during that July 22-29 time frame with the goal of selling 8,000 season tickets.

The team will participate in events pertaining to Special Olympics, Richland County Public Library and the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital.

On July 28, the entire team will take part in a kids day at Fort Jackson. Tuesday will find Martin making an appearance at the Academy Sports + Outdoors annual back-to-school donation event at its new store in Harbison.

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