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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. The Spurs, the far better team

    Pedro Moura

    Clippers guard Nick Young admitted it after Sunday's season-ending loss to the San Antonio Spurs: Before a week ago, he had never watched the Spurs play any elongated stretch of basketball. "Nobody really watches the Spurs, man," Young said. "But ...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Long Beach State's Casper Ware rises to the occasion

    Pedro Moura

    Casper Ware has had to prove himself on the basketball court and it finally has culminated in an NCAA tournament appearance for Long Beach State.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  5. 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
  6. The rigors of the All-Star break

    Pedro Moura

    For about 85 percent of NBA players, the annual February All-Star break means trips home, time with family and/or friends and four or five days off from basketball. Then there are the players who actually have to participate in the festivities, fo...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  7. Six minutes of great basketball

    Pedro Moura

    Five minutes and 10 seconds into the second half of Saturday's game between the Los Angeles Clippers and San Antonio Spurs, Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro made his best decision of the day -- which isn't necessarily saying much, because he made a cou...

    Blog | February 18, 2012
  8. Billups gets the game ball

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Twenty or so minutes after the end of Thursday night's 112-91 loss to the Denver Nuggets, in a rare understated moment in the Clippers' locker room following a game,Vinny Del Negro approached Chauncey Billups with a basketball in his h...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Drew League draws top talent

    Pedro Moura

    The weekend hoops league is rewriting the book on L.A. basketball.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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