Elijah Stewart to USC; USC Transfer Byron Wesley to Gonzaga

Elijah Stewart, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Los Angeles Westchester, committed to USC at the end of his weekend visit, according to Scout.com.

A onetime Loyola Marymount commit, Stewart also considered Cincinnati and Oklahoma State.

Stewart is the No. 19 shooting guard in the Class of 2014, according to 247Sports.com.

Stewart joins point guard Jordan McLaughlin, small forward Malik Marquetti, power forward Malik Price-Martin and center Jabari Craig in coach Andy Enfield’s 2014 class. To read more of this story, click here

UTEP’s Floyd Lashes Back at USC’s Enfield

UTEP coach Tim Floyd didn’t pull any punches regarding USC’s Andy Enfield Thursday night.

Floyd, who coached USC from 2005-9, ripped into Enfield for his comments about El Paso, Texas in a recent Men’s Journal article and his involvement with top recruit Isaac Hamilton.

“I damn didn’t sure appreciate the comments that he made last week publicly about the city of El Paso, Texas, where my grandparents were born and raised, where my father was born and raised and played at Texas Western,” Floyd said Thursday in Paradise Island, Bahamas, according to The Gazette. “Where I’ve lived 22 years of my life. It’s a fabulous city. My reaction (Wednesday) was more about the city of El Paso than the previous part. I’ll just leave it at that. To read more of this story, click here

Jordan McLaughlin to USC

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By JACK LeGWIN

Special to ZAGSBLOG

Jordan McLaughlin has committed to play his college basketball at the University of Southern California.

The 18th ranked player in the country by ESPN, McLaughlin recently took a visit last week to USC and not long after, he announced that he would be making his college decision on Wednesday afternoon.

Last week, McLaughlin’s AAU coach, Cameron Murray spoke to SNY.tv about Jordan’s view on Southern California. To read more of this story, click here

Isaac Hamilton Chimes In On Sick Grandmother

Isaac Hamilton reportedly wants to get out of his Letter of Intent at UTEP in order to play at USC and be closer to his sick grandmother, but UTEP coach Tim Floyd won’t let him leave.

“Right now I’m not really looking into schools,” Hamilton told SNY.tv by text. “Just been out here taking care of my grandma.”

Hamilton is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Los Angeles St. John Bosco who first committed to UTEP last November. His older brother, Jordan Hamilton, plays for the Denver Nuggets, and his younger brother, Daniel Hamilton, is committed to UConn in 2014. To read more of this story, click here

Katin Reinhardt to USC (Again)

Katin Reinhardt is headed to USC.

Again.

After initially committing to USC on New Year’s Eve 2010, Reinhardt changed his mind and decommitted in May 2011.

He ultimately landed at UNLV, but is now on the move again and headed to play for “Dunk City” coach Andy Enfield at USC.

“I have chosen where I am going to school,” he Tweeted.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Reinhardt told Scout.com he visited the campus Wednesday and hopes to play the point as well as the two at his next stop. He will have to sit out a season per NCAA transfer regulations. To read more of this story, click here

Dunk City to USC: Enfield Named New Trojans Coach

Dunk City is coming to USC.

Just two days after UCLA hired Steve Alford as its new coach, crosstown rival USC answered by hiring Florida Gulf Coast coach Andy Enfield.

Enfield reportedly agreed to a six-year deal worth approximately $1.5 million annually. He was making $152,000 at Florida Gulf Coast.

The news was first reported by Pete Thamel of SI.com.

“Andy has been successful in every area of his life,” USC AD Pat Haden said. “He has been a success on the court as a record-setting player, in the classroom as an Academic All-American, in the corporate world with successful businesses, in his personal life as a husband and father, as an NBA assistant and shooting coach, as a collegiate assistant at Florida State and most recently as a head coach with his Sweet Sixteen team at Florida Gulf Coast.” To read more of this story, click here

USC's Fontan Suffers Torn ACL

USC point guard Jio Fontan has suffered a torn ACL, according to an MRI he underwent Thursday.

“Tore my ACL,” the former St. Anthony star told SNY.tv by text.

Typical recovery from an ACL tear is at least 4-6 months.

The senior guard from Paterson, N.J., flew back to the U.S. Wednesday from Brazil after injuring the knee during the second quarter of USC’s 81-70 loss to Mogi das Cruzes on Tuesday in Sao Paulo.

Fontan transferred from Fordham and became eligible mid-semester last season, averaging 10.5 points and 3. 9 assists over 24 games.

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