Official visit to South Carolina goes well for junior college center


Despite landing a verbal commitment from Chris Silva earlier this month, the South Carolina Gamecocks are still working to add more pieces to the front court. One option is Pensacola (Florida) State College 7-footer Rozelle Nix, who was on campus for an official visit this weekend. And in a story written by Phil Kornblut of, Nix spoke highly of Frank Martin’s program and how his visit went.

“[Martin] said if I came there I would make a huge impact on the program,” Nix told Kornblut. “My physicality and my work ethic, he said I could be ten times better if I cam here. The practice area is pretty good and the arena is pretty amazing. It’s huge. The players are a cool group of guys. They have a great atmosphere. It’s a family environment. I could see myself here but I’ve got to wait until after the season.”

As a freshman at Pensacola, Nix averaged 5.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in just under 14 minutes of action per game. Nix is expected to have a greater role this season, with three of the top four rebounders from last year’s Pensacola squad having moved on.

According to Kornblut’s report, South Carolina, Loyola Marymount and Pittsburgh are atop Nix’s list at this time. The center doesn’t plan on making a decision as to where he’ll complete his college career until the spring.