“He’s the whole package,” said Wolves Assistant General Manager Fred Hoiberg. “We went out and saw him two Saturdays ago and he just blew us away. The guy can flat out stroke the basketball. He can spread the court so that Al (Jefferson) can operate on the block … The most impressive part was his interview after the workout. You guys are going to love him.”
The Timberwolves selected O.J. Mayo with the third pick. Mayo wore glasses for the draft.
“I’m definitely going to bring some leadership,” Mayo told ESPN.
USC assistant coach Sam Anno interviewed to become the linebackers and special teams coach at Central Connecticut State. If he takes the job, he would work with former USC football players Ryan Nielsen (defensive coordinator) and Jacob Rogers (defensive line) along with former USC defensive line coach Jeff McInerny.
Anno will make a decision on whether to take the job next week.
I don’t think anyone will take offense to a picture of an Oregon cheerleader on a summer afternoon.
One of the better wide receiver prospects at USC’s camp is wide receiver Emory Blake of Austin, Texas. Blake is the son of former NFL quarterback Jeff Blake, who spent most of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals.
When O.J. Mayo gets drafted later today, he should become the highest Trojan ever drafted. Paul Westphal was the 10th pick in the 1972 NBA Draft.
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey, already committed to USC, arrived at the camp with a lot of anticipation. He made a couple nice touchdown passes Wednesday afternoon and is kind of a David Ausberry-type receiver although not as big yet.
Who’s the best uncommitted prospect at USC’s Elite Camp? How about Dillon Baxter, an “athlete” from Mission Bay High in San Diego. He is a junior-to-be and was not offered a scholarship at the beginning of the camp but could earn one before he departs.
USC coach Pete Carroll was in an auto accident Tuesday night.
USC basketball recruit Leonard Washington is participating in freshman orientation this week and enrolled in summer school classes that begin next week, the first actual sign he will play for the Trojans next season.
Washington, a 6-6 forward from Lake Charles, La., has wavered with public statements about where he would attend college although he was accepted by USC in the spring after failing to academically qualify last year.
Washington is projected as a starter because of his rebounding ability and physical presence. He spent the past year trying to get eligible.