The photo showed a basketball crowd full of cheering fans wearing
With that, Metu announced he would return to USC, putting off the
One year after the Trojans saw a wave of players leave in the off-season, Metu’s return registers as a significant win for coach
With him in the lineup, the Trojans will have more talent than they have had in years, enough to at least challenge the conference’s top teams.
Metu was considered USC’s best prospect for June’s draft. But this year’s class was deep, and Metu was not a lock for the first round.
Three USC players have already declared for the NBA draft: forward Bennie Boatwright and guards Elijah Stewart and Shaqquan Aaron. None have hired an agent, meaning all retain the option to return to USC.
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