USC Trojans basketball will receive additional guard help next season as the roster takes shape. Point guard Quinton Adlesh will transfer from Columbia University to USC according to Trojans head coach Andy Enfield. USC athletics twitter account officially announced the transfer Monday afternoon.
Adlesh comes to USC as a grad transfer which makes him eligible to play immediately. The redshirt senior point guard brings more depth to the position, experience, and adds much needed shooting from the perimeter. Last season, Adlesh started in 12 out of 28 games and averaged 13.5 points per game. In 2017-18 he started in 25 games. Adlesh also provides outside shooting, which the Trojans lacked this past season. Adlesh shot 37% from three point territory.
USC has lost its share of guards from the roster with senior Shaqquan Aaron graduating and Jordan Usher transferring to Georgia Tech back in December. Freshman Kevin Porter Jr. is expected to enter the NBA draft, although he has yet to make that decision. The Trojans do return Derryck Thornton, Elijah Weaver, and Charles O’Bannon Jr. to their roster. They’ll also add Kyle Sturdivant, dual sport athlete Drake London, and former UNLV commit Ethan Anderson who are all part of the Trojans 2019 recruiting class that’s ranked top 5 in the nation.