The USC Women’s Basketball program has a bright future ahead of them moving forward. Next season they bring in a 2019 recruiting class that ranks No. 5 in the nation according to ESPN’s women's basketball class rankings. One of the players in that class is guard Madison Campbell.
Campbell is rated as three-star guard and ranked No. 51 at her position in the 2019 class, per ESPN women’s basketball recruiting composite. The 6-foot-1 guard out of Clovis West High School in Fresno, California committed to USC in May of 2018 and hasn’t looked back since. She also had offers from Washington, Fresno State, UNLV, TCU, and Utah. Campbell was also a part of Nike’s EYBL club, Cal Stars. An AAU program in the Bay Area that also featured former USC guard Mariya Moore.
After playing all four years on varsity at Clovis West High School, Campbell closed her senior season averaging a double-double 19.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. She also led Clovis West to a CIF Central Section championship and was named to USA Today’s first team all-California.
We recently asked Campbell about what played a factor in her signing with USC and what she’s looking forward to the most as she prepares to begin her college career.
What stood out the most about the USC Basketball Program?
“What stood out most to me was how much the culture had already changed in a year. With the coaches not being there for very long, you can tell they already got to work on fixing what needed to be fixed. The culture, the work ethic, the competitiveness... that all changed for the better, and I think all the recruits noticed that!”
What played a big factor in your decision to sign with USC?
“The thing that played a huge factor in my decision was making sure I’m going somewhere I am wanted and a priority. The staff made sure to contact me often and it showed how much of a priority they made me. Every player should go where they’re wanted.”
What are you looking forward to the most about playing college basketball?
“The thing I’m looking forward to the most about college basketball is the competition. The Pac-12 is one of the most talented conferences in the country, so I’m really looking forward to having a war every game.”
First thing you’re doing when you get to Los Angeles?
“First thing I’m doing when I get to Los Angeles: Finding an all you can eat sushi restaurant!”
Who is the one team you’re looking forward to playing against?
“While I’m looking forward to every team I’ll play, I think I’m most excited to play against Oregon! I’ve known Sabrina (Ionescu) since eighth grade, as we played for the same club team. To be able to say I played against her would be so awesome... she’s an incredible player and I absolutely love watching her play.”
What are some goals that you have for your college career?
“Some goals I have for college are making it to the NCAA women’s tournament, making an impact in practices and games, and becoming a better person on and off the court!”