- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
The Trojans added another piece to their backcourt, receiving a verbal commitment from Los Angeles Fairfax High School combo guard Brendyn Taylor.
Taylor, capable of playing both point guard and shooting guard, missed much of his junior and senior seasons after having his eligibility revoked by CIF due to a transfer situation. He was reinstated this past January and helped the Lions close strong before a second-round playoff defeat against Los Angeles Dorsey.
Taylor was under-recruited due to his eligibility situation, but will have a chance to quickly move into the rotation at USC.
His father, Brian Taylor, played at Princeton before moving onto the NBA. And USC fans will certainly remember his older brother, Bryce Taylor, who lit up the Trojans for 32 points on 11-for-11 shooting in the 2007 Pac-10 Tournament championship game for Oregon.
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