Basketball: USC can finally close the book on this Story

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Figured it would be just a matter of time before Malik Story found a new home, and sure enough, the former Artesia standout has done so, according to this press release. The guard committed to Indiana recently, putting an end to all the speculation about where he’d end up after his decision not to honor his original word and attend USC.

The last time we checked in with Story, plans were in the works for an excursion to Georgetown. Apparently, the trip didn’t compare to his first visit to Bloomington in May or the second encounter with Coach Tom Crean and the rest of the Hoosiers two weeks ago. Click here for some quotes about the decision-making process.

Story opened plenty of eyes during his sophomore and junior seasons for Artesia, and it appeared the Trojans had a keeper on their hands. Then things quickly fell apart. He transferred to Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy, left for undisclosed reasons, and ultimately figured USC was no longer the place for him. End of Story.

-- Sean Ceglinsky