Daniel Utomi, a 6-6 forward from Akron, has transferred to USC. He will be eligible immediately. He is ranked No. 23 in ESPN’s graduate transfer rankings, which I didn’t know existed until today.
Utomi averaged 14.2 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 37.3 percent from 3-point range last season. He scored 11 points in a 84-53 loss to USC in Honolulu on Dec. 22, 2017.
USC’s roster is going to be a real mish mash next season with graduate transfers (Utomi, Quinton Adlesh), one-and-done freshmen (Isaiah Mobley, Onyeka Okongwu) and returning players (Nick Rakocevic, Jonah Mathews, Derryck Thornton).
The challenge is everyone will want to get their share.
It’s not a unique situation in today’s college basketball world but requires a strong coach and Andy Enfield has yet to demonstrate at USC that he can get the most out of anyone.