Video: St. Augustine vs. Mater DeiSee Taeshon Cherry in action against nationally-ranked Monarchs.
USC – Southern California, not South Carolina – is a trendy Final Four pick for 2018.
The Trojans return eight key contributors from last year's 26-win team and add several promising newcomers – including Duke transfer Derryck Thornton Jr.
On Friday, head coach Andy Enfield kep the momentum rolling with a commitment from Top 50 prospect Taeshon Cherry
of St. Augustine (San Diego, Calif.)
The 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward averaged 20.3 points and 10.4 rebounds per game as a junior at St. Augustine, helping the Saints go 28-5 and win a section title.
Cherry is pegged as the No. 39 overall prospect in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports
. He chose USC over offers from programs like Arizona, Gonzaga, Kansas, Oregon and UCLA.