Herbert Harrigan among 3 to transfer from SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- 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-foot-11 guard who made five starts this season and Williams a 6-foot-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.