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USC Basketball Recruting: Trojans in mix for 5-Star PF Miles Norris

The Trojans are among teams hot on the recruiting trail for the talented Norris.

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2018 four-star power forward Miles Norris (Mater Dei Catholic / Chula Vista, CA) is one of the most promising prospects in the class, and his stock is skyrocketing. Several teams have taken notice of his play and have begun to show interest in the young man.

The Trojans are one of the teams vying for his services per Jerry Meyer of 247Sports, and are part of a long list of teams. Norris already has offers from Arizona, Auburn, California, Oregon, San Diego State, and Washington, and has piqued the interest of Duke and Maryland.

Norris is ranked the No. 18 prospect in the class of 2018, No. 8 power forward, and the No. 3 overall prospect in the state of California per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Currently, the Trojans have no commitments in their ’18 class, and adding a player like Morris into the fold would cement him as a building block of the class, and put him on the fast track to becoming a cornerstone of the program.

What would he bring to the Trojans? He has the wingspan and the length to be a formidable post presence. He also has the ability to shoot shots from the corner and mid-range jumpers, a style of play that reminds me of Dirk Nowitzki and Kristaps Porzingis.

Norris could give the program a multi-dimensional athlete who, along with this shooting ability, can rebound and clog up the paint when needed. His versatility would allow the Trojans to have an impact player and a go-to-scorer, something that could take them to the next level.

For now, the Trojans have to wait and see how the process plays out. Recruiting top talent while competing with other programs can be an arduous process, but if successful, it can pay major dividends.