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USF basketball lands Gardner-Webb transfer

New USF men's basketball coach Brian Gregory's replenishment of the Bulls roster continued Wednesday when Gardner-Webb PG Laquincy Rideau, a former Pompano Beach Ely star, announced via Twitter he's headed to Tampa.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman earlier had reported Rideau's transfer. The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel's large-school player of the year for 2015, Rideau must sit out the 2017-18 season, and will have two years' eligibility thereafter.

Listed at 6-foot-1, 204 pounds, Rideau led Gardner-Webb (19-14) in scoring (14.2 ppg), assists (5.2) and steals (3.0) this past season, shooting 39 percent (30-for-) from 3-point range. As a senior at Ely, he averaged 16.2 points and 6.8 assists, helping lead the Tigers to a 28-0 record and the Class 7A state title.

Here's some footage from Rideau's senior year at Ely.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 6:32pm]


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