South Carolina picked up a late addition to its 2015 recruiting efforts this weekend as former DePaul commit Raymond Doby pledged to the SEC program, a source told NBCSports.com.
The 6-foot-7 Doby, who spent this past season playing a postgraduate year at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, was released from his Letter of Intent at DePaul this spring and committed after taking his official visit to South Carolina this weekend.
An athletic wing forward, the three-star Doby is the sixth member of the Gamecocks’ 2015 class, joining McDonald’s All-American Perry Dozier, three-star shooting guard Jamall Gregory, three-star forwards Chris Silva and Eric Cobb and three-star center Travon Bunch.
South Carolina head coach Frank Martin has added a lot of size with this group as five of the six commitments are at least 6-foot-6. Doby is at his best playing in the open floor and can play a little bit of both forward spots.
DePaul has granted junior guard Durrell McDonald his request to transfer and incoming freshman Raymond Doby his release from his letter of intent, the school announced on Friday evening.
McDonald, the 6-foot-2 guard, averaged 4.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in a tick under 24 minutes per game this past season.
Doby’s has had a complex history with the Blue Demons program without ever appearing in a game. In the spring of 2014, the three-star recruit from Montrose Christian School (Maryland) signed his letter of intent. By August, he had requested his release, reclassified and enrolled at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy (Wisconsin). Doby joined former Miami guard Shane Larkin, Nebraska starting center Walter Pitchford, current transfer forward Braeden Anderson and 2015 recruit Jon Davis as DePaul recruits who signed, but never played for DePaul during Oliver Prunell’s tenure.
Doby would sign again in November 2014.
DePaul’s incoming class includes shooting guard Elijah Cain and power forward Develle Phillips, both three-star recruits, as well as two-star forward Oumar Barry.
Dave Leitao returned to the school as head coach on March 29, replacing Prunell, who decided to parted ways with DePaul after five seasons.
Raymond Doby will not be attending DePaul this year, NBCSports.com has confirmed through a source.
The 6-foot-7 forward and three-star recruit that spent this past season playing at Montrose Christian (Md.) will instead be reclassifying and heading to prep school at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy.
Doby is the fifth recruit that has signed a letter of intent with DePaul that hasn’t ended up on their Chicago campus under Oliver Purnell, who has been at the school for four years: former Miami all-american Shane Larkin, Nebraska starting forward Walter Pitchford, former Kansas and current Fresno State big man Braeden Anderson, and three-star class of 2015 recruit Jon Davis.
DePaul’s recruiting class will feature three JuCo transfers this year: Darrick Wood, Rashaun Stimage and Aaron Simpson.