Monthly Archives: August 2007

Special guests

Former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, Cal State Northridge coach Bobby Braswell and former Pepperdine coach Jan van Brenda Kolff watched practice at Floyd’s invitation. “They are guys I value,” Floyd said. “I wanted them to observe and help me … Continue reading

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Francis closure

Floyd attended some of the trial in Louisiana of D’Anthony Ford, who was convicted earlier this month of second-degree murder for shooting former USC basketball player Ryan Francis. Ford faces an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility … Continue reading

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O.J. quotes

“It was fun,” Mayo said of his first official USC basketball practice. “I learned a lot. It was my first college practice, so I was really excited.” Mayo didn’t have much time to talk after his first practice because he … Continue reading

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Practice update

Looks like all the freshmen are practicing except Angelo Johnson, who is still awaiting word from the NCAA Clearinghouse. Walk-on James Dunleavy, son of Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy and brother Indiana Pacers player Mike Dunleavy Jr., is participating in his … Continue reading

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Mayo’s first practice

O.J. Mayo and the incoming freshman class are practicing with the team for the first time. The practice is taking place upstairs on the practice courts. The main Galen Center court is fitted for volleyball. The practice appears to be … Continue reading

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Practice looming …

USC will begin practice prior to the Mexico trip on Wednesday for veterans. O.J. Mayo and the rest of the incoming class won’t be able to participate until fall classes start on Aug. 27. The team is preparing to play … Continue reading

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Basketball in talks with Syracuse

USC football recently agreed to a home-and-home series with Syracuse in 2011 and 2012. The basketball teams are also discussing a series. Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross spent 14 years working for USC, leaving as senior associate athletic director in … Continue reading

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Pruitt hopes for playing time

For a second round NBA pick, nothing is guaranteed. But Gabe Pruitt looks like a cinch to get a roster spot on the Boston Celtics after the team traded away point guard Sebastian Telfair in the deal to acquire Kevin … Continue reading

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Young feeling at home

Gilbert Arenas is passing out more than advice to new Washington Wizards teammate Nick Young. Young, the former USC and Cleveland High of Reseda standout, said Sunday before participating in the L.A. Stars All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game at Galen Center … Continue reading

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Jefferson cleared

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 … Continue reading

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