South Aiken’s Melvin McKie signed a national letter of intent to continue his basketball career with his hometown USC Aiken Pacers.
McKie said he played a few pick-up games at USC Aiken in early June and felt right at home, so it was a no-brainer to sign as soon as they offered.
“It feels great because I’m representing my city, fans [and] family,” McKie said.
McKie averaged a team-high 15 points per game and led the Thoroughbreds to the Upper State finals as a senior last season.
“I just want to get better with myself and my game because I know at the next level you have to be better,” McKie said. I know I have to prove myself all over again, so I’m trying to do the best I can and be the best person I can at the end of the year.”