Originally created 11/18/99

Overtime: USC recruit has ties to Aiken area



BASKETBALL:

South Carolina's latest basketball recruit, 6-4 guard Greg Taylor from Hillcrest High in Simpsonville, S.C., has strong ties to the Aiken area.

Taylor, who signed with the Gamecocks on Monday, was born in Aiken and is the nephew of former Gamecock football great Johnny Gregory and former Duke great Art Gregory. Taylor's godparents are Ed and Stacie Deketeleare of Augusta.

Marvin Lewis, rated one of the top 50 players in the country, has signed to play with Georgia Tech. Lewis, a 6-4, 205-pound guard from Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md., is coached by Stu Vetter, who coached former Tech players Dennis Scott and Brian Domilik and other ACC players such as Randolph Childress, Jason Capel and Nate James. Lewis joins 6-2 guard Brendan Plavich of Dalton, Ga., and 6-6 forward Halston Lane of Oak Ridge, Tenn., as early Jacket signees.

BOXING:

Lennox Lewis' victory over Evander Holyfield Saturday night may have been less controversial and more exciting than their first fight, but it didn't do as well on pay-per-view television.

Only 850,000 purchased the fight on TVKO, HBO's pay-per-view arm, compared with 1.2 million for the first bout in March.

The rematch didn't crack the top 10 in pay-per-view figures. Holyfield's rematch with Mike Tyson posted an all-time high with 1.99 million buys while their first fight had 1.59 million.