I just happened to write about former USC basketball player Roy Irvin and his grandson, Clay Irvin, this morning and USC announced that Roy passed away Sunday. He was 86. Irvin, a 6-foot-5 center, was a third-team All-American in 1954 when he led the Trojans to the Final Four. He came to USC after playing at Montebello High School and Fullerton College. Irvin was a … Continue reading USC Basketball Star Roy Irvin Passes Away
USC point guard Derryck Thornton is visiting Boston College today per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Thornton is also considering Gonzaga, St. John’s, Auburn and Texas Tech. My advice to Thornton is to look hard at Boston College and St. John’s. Gonzaga has little experience at point guard, though, so it probably tempts him. But if he wants to play, BC and St. John’s have … Continue reading Derryck Thornton Visiting Schools
When Derryck Thornton transferred from Duke, there was a lot of excitement. But after a couple years at USC, it was easy to see why he left the Blue Devils. Now he is leaving USC as a graduate transfer. Thornton averaged 7.7 points, 4.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds last season but Elijah Weaver looked good at the end of last season and USC is bringing … Continue reading Point Guard Derryck Thornton Transferring
USC will not host Oregon and Oregon State at the Galen Center next season or travel to Cal and Stanford as part of its 18-game Pac-12 schedule. Missing Cal is probably the easiest road game in the conference next season so that’s not a plus. The Pac-12 announced it will go to a 20-game conference schedule for the 2020-21 season. Boogie Ellis, a point guard … Continue reading USC Back In Mix For Top Recruit?
I ran a photo Friday of basketball great John Havlicek playing USC in the 1961 Los Angeles Basketball Classic at the Sports Arena. In the picture below another basketball legend, Jerry West of West Virginia guards UCLA’s John Green in the 1959 Los Angeles Basketball Classic. USC did not play West Virginia, losing to Cal in the semifinals. West Virginia beat UCLA, 87-73, on Dec. … Continue reading Picture Of The Day
With the passing of legendary basketball player John Havlicek, here is a picture of him playing USC at the Sports Arena on Dec. 30, 1961 in the Los Angeles Basketball Classic. Havlicek came to town with No. 1-ranked Ohio State, which won the classic after a 76-66 victory over the No. 4-ranked Trojans in the championship game. Ohio State defeated UCLA, 105-84, earlier in the … Continue reading USC And John Havlicek Moment