Coastal transfer announces Carolina commitment

Coastal transfer announces Carolina commitment

The South Carolina Gamecocks men’s basketball team landed a commitment from Coastal Carolina to transfer Ebrima Dibba on Wednesday afternoon.

Dibba, who announced the decision on Instagram, averaged 8.1 points per game last season for the Chanticleers. The Stockholm, Sweeden native started in 57 games over the past two seasons.

The 6-foot-6, 205-pound guard attended St. Benedict’s in New Jersey before enrolling at Coastal Carolina in 2018. He averaged 8.2 points per game over the course of his career in Conway. For his career, he shoots 44.9 percent from the field, 31.9 from behind the 3-point line and 79 percent at the free-throw line. He also averaged 5.2 assists and 4.8 rebounds.

South Carolina has also landed transfer commitments from Hayden Brown (The Citadel) and Meechie Johnson (Ohio State).

From Dibba’s profile on goccusports.com…

* Named to the 2022 The Basketball Classic All-Tournament Team
* 2021 Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List
* 2021 President’s List

2021-22

* Played in 32 games with 31 starts
* Averaged 8.1 points per game, while shooting 45.9 percent from the field, 35.5 percent on his three-point attempts, and 80.2 percent at the free throw line
* Also averaged 4.8 rebounds per game
* Led the team and the Sun Belt Conference with 173 attendees, also led the conference in attendees per game with 5.5
* Was 22nd nationally in assists per game
* Was also 21st in the nation in total assists
* Had season-best 12 assists against ULM (12/30/21)
* Had a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists against Mercer (6/12/21)
* Had 10 rebounds at South Alabama in The Basketball Classic (03/28/22)
* Was second on the team with 45 steals
* Scored a season-high 16 points against Arkansas State (01/29/22)

2020-21 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE):

* Played and started all 26 games
* Averaged 7.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while averaging almost 33 minutes per game
* Reached double digits five nine times
* Had one double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds against Georgia Southern (02/21/21)
* Had a season-high 10 assists in win over Bryant (03/22/21) in the CBI Tournament
* Shot 44 percent from the field, 30 percent on his three-point attempts and 75 percent at the charity stripe
* Led the team and the Sun Belt with 143 assists, his 5.5 assists per game also led the league
* He finished 18th nationally in total assists and 24th nationally in assists per game
* Was second on the team and 11th in the Sun Belt in steals with 40

2019-20 (SOPHOMORE):

* Played the first six games of the season before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the season
* Was averaging 10.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game
* Was shooting over 44 percent from the field, 50 percent from beyond the three-point line and over 94 percent at the free throw line
* Had 29 assists and only nine turnovers at the time of his injury … He was also leading the team in steals with 10
* Scored in double digits four of those games including a career-high 19 points against Utah (11/21/19) … Also had a 17-point outing against Middle Tennessee (11/18/19).

2018-19 (FRESHMAN):

* Played in 26 games as a freshman with 24 starts … Missed eight games due to injury
* Was one of the top freshmen in the Sun Belt
* Finished the year averaging 8.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game
* He had a team-high 123 assists … Also had a team-high 34 steals
* Shot 45 percent from the field and 76 percent at the free throw line
* Scored double-digits 14 times including four of the last five games
* Was third in the Sun Belt in assists averaging 4.7 per game … His 1.3 steals per game was ninth in the league
* He was also fifth in the Sun Belt with a 1.8 assist/turnover ratio … In conference games he was second in assists (4.9), fourth in steals (1.6) and seventh
in assist/turnover ratio (1.8)
* Scored a career-high 16 points against Louisiana (02/02/19) … He scored 14 points on four occasions; at DePaul (03/27/19); at West Virginia (03/25/19); against Troy (03/09/19) and at Louisiana (02/28/19)
* Had 11 assists against South Alabama (03/07/19) and completed a double-double with 10 assists against Louisiana (02/02/19).

AT ST. BENEDICT’S PREP: .

* Led St. Benedict’s to back-to-back New Jersey Independent School State Championships in 2017 and 2018
* St. Benedict’s also finished with an ESPN Top 10 National Ranking both seasons
* St. Benedict’s finished with a 59-5 record those two years

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