The USC basketball team is adding some star power this offseason. If the Trojans get anywhere near the production of their two newest recruits’ fathers, they’ll have a special team.
Southern Cal was able to land the commitment of five-star prospect Bronny James earlier in the week. Now, they’ve added another NBA star’s son through the transfer portal.
DJ Rodman, the son of former Chicago Bulls legend Dennis Rodman, announced he’ll be joining the USC roster for the 2023-24 campaign. The forward had previously played for PAC 12 rival Washington State.
With the Cougars, Rodman averaged 9.6 points and 5.8 boards a night last year. He started 30 of the team’s 31 games while playing more than 31 minutes per contest.
Last season was his fourth with in Pullman and easily his most productive. Rodman tallied career-highs in scoring, rebounding, assists, and blocks.
Now, he’ll look to bring the production to Los Angeles.
Inside USC broke the news on Tuesday which gives the Trojans another player with NBA bloodlines. With the addition, SC’s recruiting class improved to the fourth-best in the nation.
Rodman will now join James, as well as five-star Isaiah Collier and four-star Arrinten Page.
Fans were quick to comment on the commitment.
One person said, “Rodman and LeBron sons are teammates in Cali,” while someone else wrote, “USC basketball is getting stacked.”
Another follower joked about LeBron’s tendency to stretch the truth by saying, “Bronny effect. Knew that would happen.”
USC will look to improve upon a successful ’22-’23 season where they won 22 games and made the NCAA Tournament for a third consecutive campaign.
As talent continues to join the Trojans’ roster, they’ll hope to move past the first round of the Big Dance, where their seasons ended in each of the past two years.