South Carolina losing 3 players, including Herbert Harrigan

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              Baylor's Lauren Cox (15) shoots against South Carolina's Mikiah Herbert Harrigan (21) during the second half of a regional women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three South Carolina players intend to transfer, including 6-foot-2 junior Mikiah Herbert Harrigan. She started 21 games this season and figured to play a significant role on next year’s team.

Also leaving, according to team spokeswoman Diana Koval, are reserve sophomores Bianca Jackson and LaDazhia Williams. Jackson is a 5-11 guard who made five starts last year and Williams a 6-4 forward who averaged fewer than seven minutes a game.

The Gamecocks enter next season with the No. 1 ranked recruiting class, signing four players rated among the top 13 prospects in the country according to ESPN.

This season Herbert Harrigan, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, saw the most action in her three years at South Carolina. She led the Gamecocks with 71 blocks, was second on the team with 5.1 rebounds a game and fourth with 10.4 points a game.

The Gamecocks (23-10) reached the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 before getting knocked out by champion Baylor.