The Daily Gamecock

Letter to the editor: Grow with us in this new chapter of men's basketball

Dear Gamecock Nation, 

It is an honor and privilege to be the 33rd head men’s basketball coach here at the University of South Carolina. My staff and I have been working diligently to prepare our team for the upcoming 2022-23 season. We could not be more excited to tip off on Nov. 8 at home against S.C. State. 

This city, fan base, student body and university has welcomed us with open arms from day one, and we are going to do our best to make you proud. I want you all to grow with us as we build and lay the foundation for this new chapter of Gamecock men’s basketball. 

Winning on the road is one of the hardest things to do in college basketball. The student section is a massive part of helping influence that statistic, and I want to see The Cockpit rocking at all 16 games this season at Colonial Life Arena. 

You are the heartbeat and can help create an atmosphere for opponents that is extremely difficult to play in. I’m going to challenge all of you to help create one of the toughest environments in the country. 

Be early. Be loud. Be proud. 

See you soon, 

Lamont Paris