Andy Enfield

USC nabs its highest-rated basketball recruit in 10 years

USC nabs its highest-rated basketball recruit in 10 years

Taeshon Cherry, a highly touted 6-foot-8 forward from San Diego, has committed to play for USC, he announced Friday on Twitter.

By some measures, Cherry is USC’s highest-rated recruit since DeMar DeRozan committed to USC 10 years ago. He is rated either four or five stars by the major recruiting services.

Cherry would be a freshman in the 2018-19 season, putting him in position to replace Bennie Boatwright if Boatwright decides to leave for the NBA next season. Like Boatwright, Cherry is a versatile forward whose ball skills create mismatches.

Cherry averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game at San Diego St. Augustine, according to...

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