Davon Jefferson, watching from the stands at the L.A. Stars Celebrity All-Star Basketball Game at Galen Center on Sunday night, said he got word Thursday from the NCAA Clearinghouse that he will be eligible to play for USC in the fall.
“It’s a relief,” Jefferson said. “They make you wait forever.”
The former Lynwood High player is USC’s top incoming freshman after O.J. Mayo. He could start for the Trojans at forward. Jefferson has been taking two classes at USC in summer school: Geography and Race, Class and Gender in American Film. Mayo is in the same classes.