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  1. Gibson, DeRozan on USA Select team

    Pedro Moura

    Two former USC Trojans were officially named to the 13-man USA Men's Select Team roster on Monday, meaning they'll practice against the U.S. Olympic squad for six days in July to help train the eventual international competitors. Chicago Bulls for...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  2. Five ex-Trojans in the NBA playoffs

    Pedro Moura

    Upon statistical examination, it's true: The 2012 NBA playoffs are the first time in USC history that the Trojans have had five players participating in a single NBA postseason. O.J. Mayo, Nick Young, Brian Scalabrine, Taj Gibson and Nikola Vucevi...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  3. Basketball: Washington 80, USC 58

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Almost everything about the USC basketball team's 2011-2012 season has been a full-fledged disappointment, from the Trojans' 6-24 record to the injuries that have ravaged the squad to downright embarrassing attendance numbers at the Ga...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  4. Basketball: Nebraska 64, USC 61 (2OT)

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- At some point, certain things become a tradition. There's usually a time element involved -- as in, do something enough times over a relatively short amount of time, and it's officially tradition. For USC, giving up a late lead a...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  5. Video: Catching up with Davon Jefferson

    Pedro Moura

    One of the more odd stories of the past few years of USC basketball involved freshman phenom Davon Jefferson and his curious decision to join O.J. Mayo as a one-and-done following the 2007-2008 season in Troy. Mayo went third overall; Jefferson, a...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  6. Basketball: A conversation with newcomer Eric Wise

    Pedro Moura

    In preparation for its Aug. 12 trip to Brazil, USC will hold 10 official practices beginning later this month in a scheduling quirk allowed by the NCAA. All of the incoming freshmen will be able to get on the court with their new teammates for tho...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  7. Video: Catching up with Gabe Pruitt

    Pedro Moura

    Remember Gabe Pruitt? The former USC guard and 2nd round pick in the 2007 NBA draft has been overshadowed by good friend and ex-USC teammate Nick Young for much of his basketball career, even though the two were both key pieces in the the Trojans'...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  8. Basketball: Nikola Vucevic goes 16th overall to Philadelphia

    Pedro Moura

    Former USC forward Nikola Vucevic has been selected 16th overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, becoming the fifth ex-Trojan selected in the first round in the last five years. Vucevic, a 7-foot, 260-pound two-year starter for th...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  9. Basketball: Updating Vucevic's status

    Pedro Moura

    Could former USC forward Nikola Vucevic sneak into the lottery? It still sounds a bit crazy to say it, but yes, yes he could -- quite easily, in fact. Vucevic, a three-year contributor for the Trojans, has risen up NBA teams' draft boards over the...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  10. Checking in with Nikola Vucevic

    Pedro Moura

    Getty Images Former USC forward/center Nikola Vucevic, who averaged 17.1 points and 10.3 rebounds last season, is rapidly rising up draft boards and could be taken as high as 16th in next week's 2011 NBA draft. The whispers started just about as so...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  11. Where are they now: O.J. Mayo

    Pedro Moura

    Associated Press Former USC guard O.J. Mayo, who spent only one season with the Trojans in 2007-2008, averaged 11 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in 2010-2011, more than seven points off his rookie-season pace. O.J. Mayo spent only one season with...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  12. Where are they now: Taj Gibson

    Pedro Moura

    Getty Images Former USC forward Taj Gibson, drafted in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls, has found a niche in the league as an above-average rebounder and offensive threat off the bench. The final game of Taj Gibson's USC ...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  13. Alex Stepheson to take part in two pre-draft events

    Pedro Moura

    USC senior forward Alex Stepheson has been chosen to participate in Friday's annual National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game at Reliant Stadium in Houston, the site of the Final Four. It's the second such postseason honor for Steph...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  14. Analysis: Nikola Vucevic to the NBA draft

    Pedro Moura

    Three interesting things about USC junior forward Nikola Vucevic's skipping his senior season to declare for the 2011 NBA draft and sign with an agent: (1) He's hiring an agent. The safe bet leading up to Friday's announcement would have been t...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  15. Nikola Vucevic unable to get going

    Pedro Moura

    DAYTON, Ohio -- It had been the case all postseason, or for all two games of it, at least, in the Pac-10 tournament: USC just wasn't been able to establish Nikola Vucevic in the post. The Trojans couldn't do it Wednesday, either, in a 59-46 loss t...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  16. USC-VCU: The last of the First Four

    Pedro Moura

    Here are five questions -- well, four, plus a prediction -- that will go a long way toward deciding USC's game against Virginia Commonwealth in the final First Four game of the NCAA Tournament: 1. VCU and USC have never played each other. Has eith...

    Blog | March 16, 2011