USC adds another transfer to its roster as San Jose State guard Noah Baumann announces that he will play for the Trojans’ basketball team. His announcement came via Baumann’s twitter account.
Baumann comes in following his sophomore season with the Spartans and will likely have to sit out the upcoming season due to the NCAA transfer rules, however he gives the Trojans more depth at the guard position.
The 6-foot-5 guard out of Phoenix, Arizona came to San Jose State as a two-star prospect in the 2017 class. Baumann is coming off an outstanding sophomore season where he was second on the team in scoring with 10.5 points per game. If there was anything that stood out about Baumann, it is his ability to knock down three point shots. This past season the sophomore guard shot 45.5 percent from the outside and set a school record with 81 three-pointers made.
Baumann is the second transfer that USC head coach Andy Enfield added to his roster. USC announced the addition of Columbia grad transfer Quinton Adlesh back in March. Adlesh is immediately eligible to play right away while Baumann must sit until the 2020-21 season, however Baumann could still be a key addition by that time with Adlesh and guard Jonah Mathews graduating after the season.
The Trojans lost some key guards during the off-season with Shaqquan Aaron graduating and Kevin Porter Jr. hiring an agent declaring for the NBA draft. They do get Jonah Mathews, who is another outside shooting threat to go with incoming transfer Quinton Adlesh. Also Point guards Derryck Thornton and Elijah Weaver return with a season under their belt at the position and Charles O’Bannon jr. returns after missing the following season with a hand injury. USC also brings in dual sport athlete Drake London, Kyle Sturdivant, and Ethan Anderson to a 2019 recruiting class that ranks in the top five nationally.