As he goes through the process of rebuilding the USC basketball program, second-year head coach Andy Enfield has enjoyed some success on the recruiting trail. This year’s crop of freshmen includes four-star guards Jordan McLaughlin and Elijah Stewart, with the four newcomers in a position to earn immediate playing time.
The Trojans are also off to a solid start in the Class of 2015, with forwards Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu having verbally committed to the Pac-12 program. They have different games, with Boatwright possessing a versatile offensive skill set that includes range well out beyond the three-point line and Metu being a powerful finisher around the basket.
Courtside Films put together a mixtape of Boatwright and Metu’s highlights from this summer, and it’s safe to assume that USC fans are anxiously awaiting their arrival on campus next summer.
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USC landed a big commitment on Monday night as the Trojans and head coach Andy Enfield landed a pledge from 2015 four-star power forward Chimezie Metu.
The 6-foot-9, 210-pound Metu announced his commitment to USC on Twitter.
The commitment of Metu is big for USC as they land the No. 46 player in Rivals.com‘s 2015 national rankings. A native of Lawndale, California, Metu attends Lawndale High School and runs with the Oakland Soldiers alongside top-5 classmate Ivan Rabb.
Metu is the first commitment for the Trojans in the 2015 class and he gives Enfield a high-upside forward that could evolve into a potential stretch four. Although Metu is more comfortable closer to the hoop, he will drift to the perimeter as he’s made 3-of-6 three-point attempts during EYBL play this spring.
On the defensive end, Metu moves well enough — and is big enough — to guard power forwards and centers and should also be a solid rebounder from day one thanks to his length and athleticism.
USC beat a top five that included Arizona State, Cal, Creighton and Harvard for Metu’s commitment.