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  1. USC junior C Dewayne Dedmon going pro

    Garry Paskwietz

    USC junior center Dewayne Dedmon announced he will leave school early to enter the 2013 NBA draft. "It's just my time to chase my dream and go to the NBA," Dedmon said in a statement released by the university. "I had a great time at USC and it wa...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Ex-NBA players rise to Challenge at Galen

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- The following list of names may shock you. Isaiah Rider. Keith Closs. Penny Hardaway. Former Jazz and Laker guard Bryon Russell, former Clipper and Rocket guard Cuttino Mobley and ex-Pacer and now-ESPN analyst Jalen Rose. Former ...

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  11. DeRozan beats Johnson in battle of former Trojans

    Pedro Moura

    LAS VEGAS -- Saturday, part two of the battle between former Trojans took place -- this time with 2009 Raptors' first-rounder DeMar DeRozan going up against Marcus Johnson as Toronto took on the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Summer League. Part one feat...

    Blog | July 10, 2010
  12. Lewis, Johnson make solid debuts in summer-league play

    Pedro Moura

    LAS VEGAS -- Dwight Lewis and Marcus Johnson found plenty of perks while making their NBA debuts Friday in the Las Vegas Summer League, playing against each other for the Houston Rockets and Phoenix Suns. Plenty of them, indeed. The pair of former...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  13. Lewis, Johnson latch on to summer league teams

    Pedro Moura

    Former Trojan guards Dwight Lewis and Marcus Johnson weren't selected in week's NBA draft, but both players have managed to find a temporary home for summer league play. Johnson, who averaged just under 10 points a game in his second season with U...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  14. One-on-one with Dwight Lewis

    Pedro Moura

    As we briefly detailed yesterday, outgoing USC guard Dwight Lewis has a solid chance of being selected in the second round of today's NBA draft. Today, we'll catch up with him. The draft - airing right now on ESPN - features plenty of talent at th...

    Blog | June 24, 2010