USC Trojans: Strahinja Gavrilovic

Brendyn Taylor signs with USC

April, 11, 2012
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The USC basketball program announced the signing of Los Angeles Fairfax guard Brendyn Taylor on Wednesday. Taylor joins guard J.T. Terrell (Port Angeles, Wash./Peninsula JC) and forward Strahinja Gavrilovic (Kragujevac, Serbia) in the Trojans 2013 recruiting class. Terrell and Gavrilovic signed with USC in November.

Taylor, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound combo guard was lightly recruited after missing most of his junior season and some of his senior year after transferring schools, but led Fairfax to a 20-10 record, averaging 18.0 points, 3.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game.

"Brendyn has great upside," USC coach Kevin O'Neill said in a statement released by the school. "He is an athletic wing whose best days are ahead of him. He is going to be a major plus both on and off the court for USC."

Because of several transfers and a medical redshirt during the offseason, the Trojans still have one remaining spot to sign a high school player during this signing period or land a transfer.

Arizona PG picks Trojans 

December, 22, 2011
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The Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday that senior point guard DeWayne Russell (Peoria, Ariz./Peoria H.S.) has given Southern Cal a verbal commitment.

"I just feel like it's a good fit for me," Russell told the paper.

USC basketball signs two 

November, 9, 2011
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USC coach Kevin O'Neill announced that the Trojans men's basketball program has received signed National Letters of Intent from guard T.J. Terrell (Port Angeles, Wash./Peninsula JC) and forward Strahinja Gavrilovic (La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla Prep).

Terrell played as a true freshman for Wake Forest last season before transferring. He averaged 11.1 points per game, including a season-best 32 points against Iowa. As a high school senior, Terrell was ranked the No. 49 prospect in the country by ESPN.

“J.T. is a dynamic scorer that will be able to impact our team offensively next year,” said O’Neill in a press release. “He comes in with the experience of playing in the ACC which will allow him to have an immediate impact in the conference. He’s an exceptional athlete that can score in a number of ways. He’s as talented a perimeter player as I’ve coached in college.”

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ESPN Los Angeles, citing a source close to the program, reported on Wednesday that former Wake Forest shooting guard J.T. Terrell (Charlotte, N.C.) has committed to USC's 2012 class.

Terrell left Wake Forest in September following his arrest on charges of driving while impaired and driving after consuming alcohol near the Winston-Salem, N.C. campus. The driving after consuming alcohol charge was reportedly dropped when Terrell pled guilty to DWI. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Terrell received a 60-day jail sentence, which he'll serve following a year-long probation term.

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