USC receives verbal from former Wake Forest player

According to, sources close to J.T. Terrell, former Wake Forest guard, confirmed on Wednesday the 19-year-old has verbally committed to transfer to USC after spending his freshman year at Wake Forest University.

Ranked in the ESPNU Top 50 for the class of 2010, Terrell, a 6-foot-3 guard, started 18 of 32 games his freshman year, averaging 11.1 points and 1.6 assists.

He shot 37 percent from the field and 36 percent from the 3-point line. Terrell also ranked fifth among the Atlantic Coast Conference freshman in scoring.

Terrell came to USC on an official recruiting visit last weekend and was hosted by former Wake Forest forward and USC transfer Ari Stewart. Terrell plans to begin play for the Trojans during the 2012-2013 season.

Terrell, the second-leading scorer for Wake Forest his freshman year, recently withdrew from the school after he was arrested on charges of driving while impaired and driving under the influence in Winston-Salem, N.C., near the Wake Forest campus.

The DUI charges were dropped after Terrell pled guilty to the charge of DWI. He will serve a 60-day jail sentence after a year-long probation. This will not, however, affect his ability to play for USC in the 2012-2013 season.

Terrell is spending his sophomore season at Peninsula Junior College in Port Angeles, Wash., and will officially sign to USC on Nov. 9, the first day of the early signing period, according to sources.

1 reply
  1. Steve B.
    Steve B. says:

    Looks like Wake Forest is becoming a farm team of misfits for the Trojan basketball program. No word about
    this player’s academic standing in the article. How about one top recruit from high school selecting USC to play
    basketball. Although most likely one and done let’s see if O’neill is able to sign Muhammad from Las Vegas to
    show his ability to bring someone here that is highly ranked.

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