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USC Basketball Recruting: Trojans Land 4-star Guard De'Anthony Melton

USC has added a second big-time commit to their already talented 2016 recruiting class.

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After a four-year NCAA tournament drought, USC head basketball coach Andy Enfield now has the Trojans back in decent position to qualify for the Big Dance. The 2014 recruiting class, led by four-star guards Jordan McLaughlin and Elijah Stewart, was a major step in the right direction for this program. The incoming 2015 class features two players in the ESPN300. This year's class has the potential to be just as special. Enfield has added his second Class of 2016 commit in four-star shooting guard De'Anthony Melton.

Melton is a terrific athlete, whose versatility will allow him to play multiple positions at the next level. At 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, he'll likely be used on the wings, even though he was brought in to play point guard. Melton is a gifted passer and really excels at driving and getting to the basket with relative ease.

Not only is Melton an offensive threat, but he is capable of being a defensive stalwart as well. Back to the point of versatility, he can use his length and athleticism to defend multiple positions.

Melton took an official visit last weekend and committed on the spot. He was asked about his decision to commit to the Trojans.

"I chose USC because it's close to home," Melton said. He also went on to rave about the school, saying, "It's a great school and they have good academics. It's a good school for me and I want to help USC get to an elite level in the Pac-12."

Melton will have the opportunity to do just that. The Trojans finished dead last in the Pac-12 a season ago, so at this point, there's nowhere to go but up.

He joins three-star power forward Harrison Henderson in USC's 2016 recruiting class. The way things are going, don't be surprised if Enfield adds at least one more commit to the crop.

Just to whet your appetite a bit, enjoy this spectacular play from the future Trojan.