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USC Basketball Star Roy Irvin Passes Away

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

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Derryck Thornton Visiting Schools

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

Picture Of The Day

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

USC And John Havlicek Moment

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