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  • College basketball corruption trial: Ex-USC assistant coach Tony Bland avoids prison, gets two years probation

    CBS Sports "The first college coach sentenced in the FBI's high-profile case against corruption and bribery in college basketball will not be going to prison.  Ex-Southern California assistant coach Tony Bland was sentenced Wednesday morning to two years probation and 100 hours of..." June 05

  • USC says Tony Bland ‘caused significant harm’ in college basketball corruption case

    Los Angeles Times "Former USC associate head coach Tony Bland “caused significant harm to USC and its student-athletes” in connection with the federal probe into college basketball corruption, according to a letter from a senior school official filed in U.S. District Court in New..." June 04

  • Kevin Porter Jr. a possible lottery pick heading into 2019 NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Porter Jr. missed more than a quarter of his freshman season at USC due to injury. He missed another couple games due to suspension. When he played, he usually came off the bench. He’s only 18. But Porter has already shown enough to impress NBA..." April 18

  • USC's Kevin Porter Jr. Declares for 2019 NBA Draft

    SI "USC's Kevin Porter Jr., will declared for the 2019 NBA draft and hire an agent, according to ESPN's Jonathan Givony. The shooting guard from Seattle, Wash., averaged 9.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists on 47.1% shooting from the field during his freshman..." April 12

  • LaMelo Ball says he’s being recruited by USC and Kansas

    Sportsnaut "There’s a darn good chance that the youngest Ball son will be starring at a top-notch college basketball program here soon. Considered by some to be the most-talented of the trio, 17-year-old LaMelo Ball has been dominating the high school ranks at SPIRE Institute in..." February 18

  • USC Song Girls Booted From Basketball Games By AD Lynn Swann

    The Big Lead "I have a hard time relating to the sort of person who would think, of the USC Song Girls, “I gotta get them out of here.” And so I can’t come up with even much of a hypothesis for why USC athletic director Lynn Swann has banished the Song Girls from USC basketball..." January 19

  • USC’s Chuck O’Bannon Jr. out for the season, to seek medical redshirt

    Orange County Register "USC sophomore guard Chuck O’Bannon Jr., who underwent surgery in November to repair a broken finger, will sit out the remainder of the season and seek a medical redshirt. O’Bannon has not played since appearing for 10 minutes in the Trojans’ season opener and had not..." January 16

  • Suspended USC basketball player Kevin Porter Jr. says he’ll remain with team

    Orange County Register "Kevin Porter Jr., a prospective lottery pick in the NBA draft, sought to squash speculation about his status with USC’s basketball team in a tweet on Monday. In a statement posted on his Twitter account, Porter indicated he would remain with the Trojans for the rest of the..." January 15

  • USC suspends Kevin Porter Jr. indefinitely

    Los Angeles Times "This long weekend in Oregon was supposed to be the moment this year’s USC Trojans finally became whole. Kevin Porter Jr. was returning to the lineup after a mysterious six-week recovery from a thigh bruise. His family made the trip down from Seattle to watch Porter, projected as..." January 14

  • Kevin Porter Jr. returns to practice for USC, nearing return

    Orange County Register "Kevin Porter Jr. returned to practice on Tuesday after missing seven weeks with a bruised thigh, a potential boost for a USC basketball team that has started 2-0 in Pac-12 play for the first time in nine seasons. Porter will travel with the team Wednesday when the Trojans leave to..." January 09

  • Jordan Usher transfers from USC to Georgia Tech

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "USC guard Jordan Usher has transferred to Georgia Tech. A Wheeler High grad who was a four-star prospect coming out of high school, Usher was to enroll for the spring semester Tuesday. Usher takes the final available scholarship for the 2018-19 team. He will be eligible to play..." January 08