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Uncertainty hovers over USC basketball


In between drills during Thursday’s morning practice at the Galen Center, senior guard Jio Fontan picked up a loose ball and slowly made his way down the length of the floor. On his way to the basket, Fontan slowly mimicked movements that seemed all too real just a few months ago. But just as USC’s […]

Jones stands out at Pac-12 Media Day


On most nights, sophomore guard Maurice Jones’ age would have prevented him from entering the Conga Room at L.A. Live. Yet on Friday afternoon, Jones, the youngest player and only sophomore chosen to represent his team at the annual Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Media Day, found himself sitting on the stage at the popular nightclub […]

Tough hill to climb for Trojan basketball


They happened five months and more than 6,000 miles apart. First, there was the late March press conference at the Galen Center in Los Angeles where first-team All-Pac-10 center Nikola Vucevic declared he was skipping his senior season at USC to enter the NBA draft. Just last week, in a nondescript gymnasium outside Sao Paulo, […]

Fontan tears ACL, likely out for season


Senior guard Jio Fontan was supposed to be the unquestioned leader for the USC men’s basketball team this year. Now, he’s out for the season. “It’s a blow for our team,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s a huge blow for our team.” After landing awkwardly in an exhibition game in […]