Thursday, February 02, 2006


Davon Jefferson Dropped out of Patterson, Taking Correspondence Classes

This is from today's paper. (2/2) I hadn't heard about this. Does anyone know if it's true? See bolded paragraph below.

Long Beach Press-Telegram
Wilkinson moves up, in USC rotation

USC forward Keith Wilkinson, who was only promised a scholarship for one season by coach Tim Floyd, is currently in USC's seven-man rotation and moved ahead of freshman forward Jeremy Barr over the weekend.

"It's hard not to think about because it's in the back of your mind," Wilkinson said of his scholarship situation. "It's always something that comes up in your head."

Wilkinson, a 6-foot-8 forward from Capistrano Valley High, played 13 minutes against Oregon last weekend. Although he weighs only 205 pounds, he usually guards players who are much bigger.

"It's tough but it's not something I can't handle," Wilkinson said. "And offensively, they have to come out and guard me."

Trojan tidbits

Davon Jefferson visited USC on Wednesday. Jefferson, a 6-foot-7 forward, attended Lynwood High and then went to Patterson Prep School in Lenoir, La., but left before completing his classes. He's currently taking correspondence courses and has not been offered a scholarship by USC.

USC forward RouSean Cromwell (fractured foot) is making normal progress and cleared to undergo some light drills. He is expected to return in three weeks. Guard Dwayne Shackleford fractured his nose in practice Monday but is available for tonight's game against Arizona.

-- Scott Wolf

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