Southern California Rumors & News

  • Former USC guard Malik Marquetti to transfer to Ragin’ Cajuns

    The Advocate "Former Southern California guard Malik Marquetti was looking to make a basketball decision when it came to his future. On Monday, the former Trojans captain made that decision: Marquetti will continue his playing career at Louisiana-Lafayette. “It was the best basketball decision for me,”..." June 28

  • Former Gophers forward Charles Buggs transfers to USC

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Former Gophers forward Charles Buggs found a new home with Southern California, reported Thursday. Buggs, a 6-foot-9 senior, averaged 5.9 points and 2.9 rebounds as a junior last season. He left Minnesota to pursue more playing time and a graduate degree. The Arlington, Texas,..." June 23

  • USC AD Haden, relatives earned $2.4M from education foundation

    Los Angeles Times "Seventeen years ago, former USC and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Pat Haden joined the board of an old, little-known charitable foundation that helps needy young people get an education. The George Henry Mayr Foundation, established in 1949, has no office of its own, no full-time staff and no..." June 19

  • Derryck Thornton transferring from Duke to USC

    SI "USC has landed a commitment from Duke transfer guard Derryck Thornton, reported Friday. Thornton, a former five-star prospect in the 2015 class, averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 assists in 26 minutes per game as a freshman at Duke. He opted to transfer earlier this spring, likely a..." June 17

  • Another USC starter is gone after Nikola Jovanovic stays in NBA draft

    Los Angeles Times "At one time, it seemed probable that the USC basketball team would return all five starters after its best season in years. Then came this off-season, which has been close to a worst-case scenario for Coach Andy Enfield and the Trojans. Forward Nikola Jovanovic, who started all 34 games last..." May 25

  • USC's Julian Jacobs to remain eligible for NBA draft

    The Score "USC junior guard Julian Jacobs will sign with an agent and remain eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft, he confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Jacobs posted career highs last season in points (11.6), assists (5.5), and rebounds (4.9) per game. He also helped the Trojans qualify for the NCAA tournament..." May 06

  • USC transfer Malik Martin headed to South Florida

    The Score "USC transfer Malik Martin is headed closer to home after committing to join South Florida. "After I finish up this semester of school I will be finishing my last two years of eligibility at the University of South Florida," the 6-foot-11 forward tweeted. The Miami native suffered through a..." May 03

  • USC's Nikola Jovanovic to test NBA draft

    Los Angeles Times "Nikola Jovanovic, the second-leading scorer and top rebounder on USC's men's basketball team this past season, announced Thursday he would make himself available for the NBA draft. In posts on Twitter, Jovanovic said, "I have just declared for the 2016 NBA draft but I will not be hiring an..." April 15

  • USC’s Julian Jacobs to declare for NBA draft

    Yahoo! Sports "USC junior guard Julian Jacobs will declare for the 2016 NBA draft and is contemplating his representation decision, league sources told The Vertical. Jacobs informed USC coach Andy Enfield of his decision to leave school on Wednesday, sources said. The 6-foot-4 Jacobs is one of the top..." March 31

  • USC loses third player in a week as Katin Reinhardt intends to transfer

    Los Angeles Times "USC guard Katin Reinhardt intends to transfer, Reinhardt tweeted on Monday. “I just want to thank the Trojan family for an amazing last few years,” he wrote. “I will graduate and transfer to continue my graduate degree.” Reinhardt is the third USC basketball player to transfer in the last..." March 29

  • USC extends Andy Enfield through 2021

    The Score "After a successful season that saw USC finish 21-13 and a berth in the NCAA tournament, the school rewarded head coach Andy Enfield with a contract extension though the 2021 season. “We are very excited about the direction of our men’s basketball program under coach Enfield and the progress..." March 29

  • Three USC Basketball Players Leave

    Inside Socal "Darion Clark, Malik Marquetti and Malik Martin are transferring according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. A USC spokesperson said he could not confirm the moves." March 23

  • Providence survives to beat USC

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- So many things went wrong for Providence as the Friars tried to figure out a way to pull out a first-round victory in the NCAA Tournament. But the Friars were never out of chances and forward Rodney Bullock scored on a lay-in off an inbounds play with 1.4 seconds to play,..." March 18

  • Utah tops USC for eighth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- The shot may now be described as "The One Heard All Around Salt Lake City." Guard Brandon Taylor shot it and it all but secured Utah an 80-72 victory over USC on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament. The Utes have won eight straight games. "The last month..." March 11

  • Southern California 95, UCLA 71

    The Sports Xchange "Southern California freshman forward Bennie Boatwright scored 19 points, guard Jordan McLaughlin had 18 and the Trojans dominated UCLA 95-71 on Wednesday night to sweep the season series and advance to the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals. Boatwright hit 5 of 9 3-point shots, including one..." March 10

  • No. 9 Oregon is No. 1 in Pac-10

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Oregon did not want to share the Pac-12 title. Freshman guard Tyler Dorsey scored 19 points to lead the ninth-ranked Ducks to a 76-66 win over USC on Saturday at Galen Center. Oregon (25-6) wrapped up the outright conference championship by finishing at 14-4 for its..." March 05

  • Cal 87, USC 65

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Ivan Rabb posted a double-doubled to lead Cal to an 87-65 victory over visiting USC on Sunday evening at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif. Rabb had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Cal (21-8, 11-5 Pac-12 Conference). Freshman forward Jaylen Brown had 18 points and eight..." February 28