“There is something really special about building your own traditions, your own histories and doing it with a group of guys that you love.”
— USC coach Tim Floyd, April 2
Since then, Daniel Hackett, DeMar DeRozan and Taj Gibson turned pro. Solomon Hill signed with Arizona. Donte Smith is being encouraged to transfer to a Division II school while Mamadou Diarra was encouraged to play pro basketball in France. And Renardo Sidney is now suddenly no longer being recruited, according to USC sources.
How many guys would leave if Floyd didn’t “love” the group?