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USC Trojans Basketball Details
USC first started playing D1 ball in 1906. Now a member of the Pac-12, USC last won the Pac-12 Tournament Championship in 2009 despite having been conference regular season champs seven times. Last season's sweet 16 run was USC's 16th NCAA Tournament appearance. Now in his fourth year as head coach, Andy Enfield has improved the program since taking over after a highly regarded stint building FGCU's dunk city program from the ground up. The Trojans appearance in last year's tournament was their first since 2011, and adds to the esteem of Andy Enfield's ability to both build and rebuild a basketball program.
Looking to improve on their 26-10 record last season, the Trojans will add three top recruits to a team that includes holdover junior forward Bennie Boatwright, who withdrew from the NBA Draft to give the Trojans their best shot at getting to the championship. USC's incoming freshmen class is bolstered by McDonald's All-American and 28th ranked (via ESPN's Top 100 List) Charles O'Bannon Jr. from Las Vegas. Joining him is 4-star recruit Jordan Usher who averaged 18.3 ppg, 8.2 rpg and 3.2 apg in his senior year of high school. Rounding out the class is Victor Uyaelunmo, a 6'11 forward/center who looks to be a quality rebounder and rim-protector after averaging 5 bpg and 15 rpg in his senior year. The future is bright for both coach Enfield and the Trojans as they look to avenge their loss to Baylor last season, and hope to go even deeper in the tournament.