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Brandon Martin, son of South Carolina coach Frank Martin, to play at USC Upstate

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COLUMBIA, SC - MARCH 04: Head Coach Frank Martin of the South Carolina Gamecocks reacts to a play against the Florida Gators at Colonial Life Arena on March 4, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina. Florida defeated South Carolina 72-46. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Expect South Carolina coach Frank Martin to pay more attention to USC Upstate this fall.

New USC Upstate coach Dave Dickerson has announced his first recruiting class, which includes Martin’s son Brandon.

The younger Martin is a 6-foot-6 forward who averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game during his senior year at Cardinal Newman High School. He then played a post-graduate season at St. Thomas More School in Connecticut.

Frank Martin is starting his seventh season coaching the Gamecocks. He has often used his son as an example during talks with the media about the difficulty of connecting with young people.

Dickerson was hired in April to coach the Spartans. He spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at Ohio State under Thad Matta.