The USC Trojans will once again be without their star freshman for a period of time. Kevin Porter Jr. will be suspended indefinitely for an undisclosed conduct issue. Trojans head coach Andy Enfield made the announcement following the Trojans 81-60 loss to the Oregon Ducks Sunday night.
USC coach Andy Enfield said that Kevin Porter Jr.'s suspension is indefinite. He also indicated there's a chance Porter could have played his last game for the Trojans: "He was suspended for conduct issues. We’ll reevaluate his future with the program this week."— Brady McCollough (@BradyMcCollough) January 14, 2019
Porter Jr. recently returned to the floor on Thursday after missing 10 games with a thigh bruise, an injury that took place in late November. The freshman is currently projected as a NBA lottery pick in the upcoming NBA draft and received a lot of headlines and praise during the spring and summer. Porter Jr. had 5 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists in USC’s overtime loss to the Beavers.
In early January sophomore guard Jordan Usher was suspended indefinitely for an undisclosed conduct issue which ultimately led to him transferring from USC to Georgia Tech. Andy Enfield stated that they will “reevaluate his future once the team get’s back to L.A.”. Some believe that Porter’s time with the Trojans basketball program ended on Sunday. The freshman guard took to social media to make a statement and debunk any rumblings that’s been going around in regards to his status with the program.
With my family till the end! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/AnP0bZbSar— Kevin Porter Jr (@Kevinporterjr) January 14, 2019
It looks like Kevin Porter Jr. will stay with the Trojans through the end of the season. It’s unclear how long he will be suspended for, but we could see the freshman guard returning soon. As of now we know that he won’t be going anywhere.