Count me underwhelmed so far on the basketball transfers landed by Andy Enfield. Darion Clark, a 6-foot-6 forward from North Carolina-Charlotte, averaged 6.2 points last season. Katin Reinhardt averaged 10.1 points at UNLV but took more than 300 shots.
Sometimes new coaches take transfers to balance out classes so they don’t have six freshmen and six seniors, for example.
But considering all the hype about Enfield’s hire, I expected a little more. But it’s still early and I expect he will do much better on actual high school recruiting.
UNLV guard Katin Reinhardt will transfer to USC after a 45-minute meeting with Andy Enfield yesterday. He must sit out a season and will have three years of eligibility remaining. No word yet on whether Reinhardt will actually play point guard for the Trojans.
A key member of the Trojans’ 2004 national title team, Smith announced his retirement after six seasons. He was second in the NFL in receptions four years ago with 107 but was never the same after undergoing microfracture knee surgery and a mosaicplasty procedure in 2010.
Smith won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants and finished his career with 220 receptions, 2,386 yards and 12 touchdowns.
I want to pick up a little bit on the question asked in the previous post about the state of the marquee sports at USC.
When you consider the millions invested in football and basketball, it is almost amazing USC could be so mediocre last season in football. If you walk on campus and see the McKay Center, you might think you are on a SEC campus.
And then there is basketball, which we were always told would reach new success once the Galen Center was built. Anyone? Anyone?
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