College basketball coaches are allowed to make unlimited phone calls/texts to recruits this weekend. Among the recruits USC contacted are forward Zylan Cheatham (Phoenix Westwind Academy, 2014), guard Stephen Thompson (Bishop Montgomery, 2015), forward Stanley Johnson (Mater Dei, 2014), guard Tyler Dorsey (St. John Bosco, 2015), guard Rex Pflueger (Mater Dei, 2015), forward Cameron Walker (Righetti, 2015) and point guard Kendall Small (Ocean View, 2015).
Brian Banks, the one-time USC recruit, spent five years in prison but was exonerated last year after being falsely accused of rape. The Long Beach Unified School District has won a $2.6 million default judgement against the woman who made the charge, Wanetta Gibson.
Her whereabouts are currently unknown. Story here.
Freshman tailback Ty Isaac is rated 81 and safety Su’a Cravens an 80 in the EA Sports NCAA Football ’14 video game, according to traditionsportsonline.com. Isaac is the 20th-highest rated freshman while Cravens is 22nd.
With only the College World Series left, USC is in 13th in the Directors’ Cup Standings, which awards points for how each sport performs. Stanford already clinched the title with a narrow victory over Florida.
Among Pac-12 schools, UCLA is fourth, Oregon 15th, Cal 17th, Arizona State 19th and Arizona 20th. Full standings here.
New USC basketball coach Andy Enfield is not just going to move to Manhattan Beach like football coach Lane Kiffin. Enfield is going to build a house there. Meanwhile, Mater Dei High School star Stanley Johnson is expected to be on campus today for the basketball camp Enfield and his staff are running.