USC Men's Basketball Team Adds More Young Talent to an Already Talented Team

Joshua CarrollCorrespondent IINovember 10, 2011

USC men's basketball team continues to bolster their young talent with the signing of the number one junior college player in the nation, shooting guard J.T. Terrell.

He joins Ari Stewart, another Wake Forest player turned Trojan, who he played alongside his freshmen year. Now that both have brought their talents to Los Angeles, they will join other talented young players including freshmen Byron Wesley and Alexis Moore, who will also get the opportunity to showcase their abilities this upcoming season.

Described by Coach O'Neill as, "a dynamic scorer that will be able to impact our team offensively next year," the Men of Troy will look to take away a little of the shine that football receives and attract the loyal fans that trek to the Coliseum and scream their heads off for the football team.

USC will look to add more talent to the team from the 2011-2012 recruiting class.

Surely, USC wants to have a team to contend with rival UCLA, along with the rest of the talented Pac-12. If they continue on the path they are on now, recruiting talented players from around the world, USC will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

Standing at only 5'8", Maurice Jones is clearly the leader and primary scorer coming into the season after Jio Fontan was forced to have season ending surgery. Jones looked great in the scrimmage and is sure to be one of the quickest players on the court at all times.

Starting center Dewayne Dedmon had surgery on his left hand, but is ready to go for the season. One of the most athletic big men in not only the Pac-12, but nationwide, he is fun to watch and will be looked to in order to hold down the paint.

There is a lot of potential among this 2011-2012 USC men's basketball team, let's hope they can live up to the hype.  

As long as the lockout out goes on, it may effect their fan base, considering the fact that they are playing the only basketball in LA as of now.