This weekend when the Trojan football team faces off against the Ducks, the Trojan basketball team will be hosting two elite 5-star high school seniors. Dominguez HS small forward Jordan Hamilton and Fairfax HS power forward Renardo Sidney. Both players were in attendance two weeks ago for the USC/Ohio St. game. This weekend will be the deciding factor for Hamilton, who is set to make his official announcement on Monday(October 6th). It appears to be a two team race for his commitment between the Trojans and Longhorns.
Sidney, once the #1 player in the class of 2009, has fallen a bit in the recruiting rankings due to questions about his work ethic. There are also concerns that Sidney may decide to follow in the footsteps of Brandon Jennings and play oversees for a year, before declaring for the NBA draft. Hopefully one of these local standouts will join an already talented 2009 class that consists of Evan Smith, Demetrius Walker, and Noel Johnson.
Beat the Ducks!