USC Trojans Guard Katin Reinhardt announced on twitter Monday night that he intends to graduate and then transfer from USC. As a graduate transfer Reinhardt will be eligible to play immediately.
I just want to thank the Trojan family for an amazing last few years! I will graduate and transfer to continue my graduate degree.— Katin Reinhardt (@5SWISH) March 29, 2016
The announcement came on the same day that USC announced that they extended head coach Andy Enfield's contract. Reinhardt is now the third basketball player to announce that they will be leaving the USC program. Forwards Malik Martin and Darion Clark both announced their plans to leave the program as well.
Reinhardt was a redshirt junior this season so he still has one year of eligibility left. Reinhardt is a shooting guard who made major contributions on both sides of the ball both as a starter and off the bench. The Dana Point, CA native averaged 26.9 minutes and 11.4 points per game this season. During the 2015-16 season Reinhardt improved his shooting percentage substantially from .380 the season before up to .444 in 2015-16.
The Trojans backcourt is about to be much more crowded, however, with 3 new faces joining the unit. USC signed two elite guards in their latest recruiting class that will be joining the team. Shooting Guards Jonah Mathews and De'Anthony Melton are both highly touted recruits that will compete for playing time. Guard Shaqquan Allen also transferred to USC from Louiseville. Allen had to sit the 2015-16 season out because of the transfer but he will be eligible to compete during the 2016-17 season.
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