Julian Jacobs, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound freshman guard for
On Sunday, Jacobs had five dunks during a public scrimmage USC held at Galen Center. Under O'Neill he might not have had five dunks all season.
It was the first time USC fans could see the makings of the team new Coach
"Not my first choice for an opener," Enfield said Sunday.
Possibly the happiest young man on the day Enfield was hired by the Trojans was Jacobs. He played his high school basketball at Las Vegas Desert Pines and had been signed last November by O'Neill.
Jacobs said he had signed with USC because it was where he wanted to go to school, even if O'Neill's slow style of play wasn't his favorite.
"I honestly couldn't believe my luck the day USC hired Andy," Jacobs said Sunday after the scrimmage.
He had averaged 16.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.2 steals a game while leading his high school team to a 27-3 record a year ago. "I never dreamed what happened with Coach Enfield could happen," Jacobs said. "I love coming to practice every day. I love everything about this," Jacobs said.
Jacobs said voters who chose the Trojans to finish 11th in the 12-team