Southern California Rumors & News

  • Marvin Bagley III mulls reclassifying, playing in college this year; Duke, USC, Zona in play

    CBS Sports "Marvin Bagley III, the top-rated prospect in the Class of 2018, is exploring the possibility of reclassifying and enrolling in time to play college basketball this season, a source confirmed to CBS Sports on Friday. The source insisted no decision is finalized -- and that it remains unclear if..." July 14

  • 5-star recruit Taeshon Cherry commits to USC

    Bleacher Report "The USC Trojans added a huge commitment to their 2018 recruiting class Friday, as small forward Taeshon Cherry announced his intention to play at Southern Cal. Cherry went public with the news in the following tweet. According to Scout.com, Cherry is a 5-star prospect who ranks as the No. 24..." June 30

  • Shaqquan Aaron is expected to return to USC next season

    Fanrag Sports "USC Trojans talent Shaqquan Aaron is expected to return to the program for next season, a source told FanRag Sports on Wednesday. The 6-foot-7 player had originally entered the 2017 NBA Draft but did so without hiring an agent. By not signing any professional representation, he retained his..." May 24

  • USC's Boatwright withdraws from draft, returning for junior season

    Los Angeles Times "USC forward Bennie Boatwright announced on Thursday that he will withdraw from the NBA draft and return for his junior season. Boatwright’s announcement means the Trojans will return almost all of their roster from last season’s NCAA tournament team. Previously, forward Chimezie Metu said he..." April 28

  • USC's Stewart forgets to submit NBA draft paperwork on time

    Los Angeles Times "USC guard Elijah Stewart did not file his paperwork to declare for the NBA draft and will return to USC, Stewart said on Tuesday. Stewart had initially said he would declare without hiring an agent, which would allow him to return to USC. But he never felt fully committed. At the time, he told..." April 26

  • USC forward Bennie Boatwright declares for NBA draft but does not hire agent

    Los Angeles Times "USC forward Bennie Boatwright has declared for the NBA draft, he said on Wednesday. Boatwright said he will not hire an agent, meaning he will have the option to return to USC. Boatwright missed about half of last season because of a knee injury but quickly became USC's leading scorer upon..." April 06

  • USC signs Andy Enfield to contract extension

    Bleacher Report "After making the NCAA tournament each of the last two seasons, USC has rewarded head basketball coach Andy Enfield with a contract extension. USC announced Enfield's new deal will run through 2023. USC hired Enfield in April 2013 after he led Florida Gulf Coast to the Sweet 16 as a No. 15..." April 05

  • Baylor overcomes late deficit to top USC

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- Baylor finally subdued the upstart USC Trojans. The third-seeded Bears overcame a four-point deficit late in the second half and ousted 11th-seeded USC 82-78 in second-round NCAA Tournament East Region action Sunday night at the BOK Center. Guard Manu Lecomte scored..." March 19

  • USC sinks No 6 seed SMU on Stewart 3-pointer

    The Sports Xchange "TULSA, Okla. -- USC wouldn't go away and finally pulled off the upset of SMU. The 11th-seeded Trojans erased multiple double-digit deficits on their way to a 66-65 victory over sixth-seeded SMU in the East Region on Friday at the BOK Center. Trojans guard Elijah Stewart hit a 3-pointer..." March 17

  • Boatwright, McLaughlin help USC rally past Providence

    The Sports Xchange "DAYTON, Ohio -- USC had a few nervous hours on Selection Sunday, then had to endure a five-hour flight delay before arriving in Dayton late Monday night. The Trojans trailed by 15 points at halftime against Providence on Wednesday but managed to overcome it all to advance. Bennie..." March 16

  • No. 3 Bruins squeeze past Trojans

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Isaac Hamilton scored 22 points as third-ranked UCLA beat USC 76-74 on Thursday night in a Pac-12 tournament quarterfinal game at the T-Mobile Arena. The Bruins, seeded third in the tournament, play second-seeded and seventh-ranked Arizona in a semifinal game Friday. Top-seeded..." March 10

  • USC dumps Huskies, sets up showdown with UCLA

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Crosstown rivals USC and UCLA will meet again after the Trojans advanced in the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday behind Chimezie Metu's 24 points and nine rebounds in a 78-73 win over Washington. USC's victory sets up a quarterfinal matchup Thursday against No. 3 UCLA at T-Mobile..." March 09

  • USC routs Washington behind McLaughlin

    The Sports Xchange "Jordan McLaughlin had 22 points, nine assists and four steals, leading USC to a 74-58 victory over visiting Washington on Saturday at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Chimezie Metu scored 17 points for USC (23-8, 10-8 Pac-12), which concluded the regular season with back-to-back wins after..." March 04

  • McLaughlin just misses triple-double in USC's win

    The Sports Xchange "Jordan McLaughlin's 16 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds enabled USC to snap a four-game losing streak with an 87-64 pasting of Washington State on Wednesday in a Pac-12 game at Galen Center in Los Angeles. Three other players hit in double figures for the Trojans (22-8, 9-8). Chimezie..." March 02

  • Arizona State sends USC to fourth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "Kodi Justice had a career-high 22 points and six 3-pointers and Arizona State scored the final seven points for an 83-82 Pac-12 victory over USC on Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. Arizona State guard Tra Holder hit a layup with 29.1 seconds left to bring the Sun Devils within..." February 26

  • No. 4 Arizona tops USC ahead of battle with UCLA

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- No. 4 Arizona will be riding a wave of momentum heading into a Saturday showdown against No. 5 UCLA. Guard Allonzo Trier scored a season-high 25 points for the hot-shooting Wildcats, who stayed in control of the Pac-12 race by beating USC 90-77 on Thursday night...." February 24

  • No. 6 UCLA steamrolls rival USC

    The Sports Xchange "Bryce Alford poured in 26 points as No. 6 UCLA rolled over rival USC to avenge one of its losses with a 102-70 victory Saturday night at a raucous Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. All five starters scored in double figures for UCLA (24-3, 11-3 Pac-12), which shot 53.8 percent, amassed a huge..." February 19

  • Brooks, Dorsey carry No. 5 Oregon past USC

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Sean Miller grumbled about his defense and rebounding after the last game. Message received. With Arizona's top two scoring threats mostly silent Saturday night, the No. 9 Wildcats took care of business at the other end of the court as they beat Cal 62-57..." February 12

  • Brooks, Dorsey carry No. 5 Oregon past USC

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Tyler Dorsey wasn't leaving his hometown without a win. The Oregon sophomore guard made two 3-pointers in the final three minutes to lift No. 5 Oregon to a 81-70 win over USC on Saturday night at the Galen Center. Dorsey, a Los Angeles native, finished with 19 points as the..." February 12

  • Aaron-led USC rolls over Oregon State

    The Sports Xchange "Shaqquan Aaron came off the bench to post 24 points and six rebounds, leading USC to a 95-63 victory over visiting Oregon State in a Pac-12 Conference game Thursday night at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Bennie Boatwright scored 16 points for USC (21-4, 8-4 Pac-12). Elijah Stewart scored..." February 10

  • Metu lifts USC to rare Pac-12 road sweep

    The Sports Xchange "USC sophomore forward Chimezie Metu scored a career-high 29 points as the Trojans beat Washington State 86-77 on Saturday night in Pullman, Wash., completing their first weekly conference road sweep since 2011. Metu made 12 of 14 shots from the field and pulled down eight rebounds for USC..." February 04

  • Boatwright leads USC to comeback victory over Washington

    The Sports Xchange "Bennie Boatwright came off the bench to score 23 points in his return from a two-month injury absence, leading USC to an 82-74 comeback victory over Washington in a Pac-12 game Wednesday night at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle. De'Anthony Melton posted 16 points, seven rebounds, six..." February 02