Grad transfer watch: USC’s leading scorer is leaving

 Posted by at 1:52 AM on April 17, 2014
Apr 172014
Byron Wesley

Byron Wesley

Since every talented perimeter player who will be available as a graduate transfer is probably worth mentioning …

Southern Cal shooting guard Byron Wesley announced Wednesday night that he will leave the program and transfer elsewhere to play his final season of college basketball. Wesley said he is on pace to graduate this summer, which would allow him to play immediately next season.

The 6-foot-5 player led the Trojans with 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. USC was 11-21 with a 2-16 record in the Pac-12 in its first season under Coach Andy Enfield.

Wesley was a 33.8 percent shooter from three-point range — though he made only 24 threes in 30 games — and averaged a little more than two assists per contest.

He was also suspended for two games in February for a violation of team rules. Enfield later said that Wesley “made one mistake” and reinstated him after the short ban.

The California native was a three-star prospect coming out of high school and was recruited primarily by West Coast schools.

Kentucky will likely look to add at least one perimeter player to next season’s roster if James Young and the Harrison twins leave for the NBA. Those players have not yet announced their intentions, and they have until April 27 to declare for the draft.

The only known graduate transfer that UK has reached out to so far was UNLV’s Bryce Dejean-Jones, who committed to Iowa State last weekend.


  One Response to “Grad transfer watch: USC’s leading scorer is leaving”

  1. Looks like a viable option if the twins go pro.

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