USC Receives Two Basketball Letters Of Intent
November 17, 2016
USC men’s basketball has signed Jordan Usher and Victor Uyaelunmo to National Letters of Intent it was announced by head coach Andy Enfiel.
“Jordan and Victor are very talent basketball players as well as exceptional students,” said Enfield. “We anticipate both players being great additions to our basketball program while they study at our world renowned Marshall School of Business.”
Usher, of Canton, Ga., will attend Wheeler HS in Marietta, Ga. after three outstanding seasons at Sequoyah HS. The 6-7, 200-pound wing averaged 18.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game as a junior, leading Sequoyah to a 20-9 record. He scored 20 or more points 13 times and had a personal-best 23 rebounds vs. Creekview. Usher has scored 30 or more points four times, including a career-best 37 points vs. North Forsyth in the 2014-15 season. This past summer circuit playing for the Atlanta Celtics, he averaged 26.4 points per game. He averaged 22.3 points as a sophomore at Sequoyah HS. The four-star prospect is ranked No. 100 on ESPN’s Top 100 and No. 97 by Rivals.com.
“Jordan is a tremendously versatile player on offense and is capable of guarding several positions on defense,” said Enfield. “He is an exceptional athlete who can attack the rim and will be a great fit in the system we are trying to run.”
The 6-11, 220-pound Uyaelunmo, from Calvary Christian Academy in Miami, averaged a double-double last season of 10.4 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, while registering 4.1 blocks per game. He had 20 double-digit rebound games with a high of 21 vs. Miami Country Day. Uyaelunmo is ranked as the No. 10 center in the 2017 class by ESPN.com.
“Victor is a long, athletic forward who can affect the game on both sides of the court,” added Enfield. “He is an excellent shot-blocker and is a skilled scorer in the paint and we look forward to coaching him next season.”
Usher and Uyaelunmo join Derryck Thornton who signed with USC this summer as a transfer from Duke to make up the current 2017 recruiting class. Thornton was widely considered one of the top transfers in the country this season.