The USC Trojans are looking to make a big move in the world of college basketball and they may just get to do that over the next few years. They added a huge piece to their team when it was announced that former Duke guard Derryck Thornton would land in Los Angeles.
Thornton saw the writing on the wall earlier this year as the Blue Devils were adding big names like Frank Jackson, Harry Giles Jr. and Jayson Tatum. He decided to transfer following the season and it was first reported by Scout.com’s Josh Gershon that he would play for the Trojans to continue his career.
— Josh Gershon (@JoshGershon) June 17, 2016
Thornton came to the Blue Devils as a five-star member of their 2015 recruiting class. He played a big role in the early part of the season, but saw his playing time diminish in the latter part of the year.
Thornton averaged 7.1 points and 2.6 assists per game while shooting 39 percent from the field. He will have three years of eligibility left after sitting out the 2016-17 season.
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