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USC lands high-profile talent in Duke's Derryck Thornton Jr.

USC lands high-profile talent in Duke's Derryck Thornton Jr.

After a mass exodus in the off-season, the USC basketball team has finally lured a high-profile talent into the program. Duke point guard Derryck Thornton Jr., a former five-star recruit, has committed to USC, becoming one of the highest-profile Trojan commits in years.

Thornton will sit out next season as a redshirt and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining at USC.

More than 600 Division I players announced they would transfer this off-season. Thornton was among the most coveted.

As a freshman, he played in all of Duke’s 36 games, and he started in 20 of them. He averaged 7.1 points and 2.6 assists in 26 minutes per game, and he was a major...

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