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Report: Sophomore Center Victor Uyaelunmo to transfer from USC Basketball

USC loses its second post player in one week as sophomore Victor Uyaelunmo will reportedly transfer out of the program.

NCAA Basketball: Southern California at California Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

USC Trojans depth will get a little bit smaller at the post position. Per Evan Daniels of 247 Sports, Sophomore forward Victor Uyaelunmo will transfer out of USC.

Uyaelunmo committed to USC as a three-star center out of Calvary Christian Academy in Miami, Florida back in 2017. During his freshman season, Uyaelunmo played 15 games where he only logged 3.5 minutes per game and started one game. This season the sophomore center saw minimal playing time in 28 games played, staring in three of them due to depth issues.

This will be the third player to transfer out of the program since December. Sophomore guard Jordan Usher transferred to Georgia Tech following a suspension due to a team conduct issue. On Tuesday, there were reports that freshman forward J’Raan Brooks will seek a transfer from USC.

The departures leaves USC with only one player in its front court, however there is plenty of upside for the team. Trojans Forward Nick Rakocevic will return for his senior season. They’ll also have two of the top high school players in the state of California in five-star forward Isaiah Mobley and five-star center Onyeka Okongwu. Both will likely see early playing time and give USC plenty of talent in the front court.