USC adds Columbia grad transfer Adlesh

LOS ANGELES -- USC has added guard Quinton Adlesh to its basketball roster for the 2019-20 season.

Coach Andy Enfield said Monday that Adlesh is expected to graduate from Columbia soon with a degree in political science. He will have one season of eligibility remaining.

Adlesh averaged 13.5 points and 2.6 rebounds while starting 12 of 28 games for Columbia last season. The 6-foot, 195-pounder made a team-best 70 3-pointers.

He is from Arroyo Grande, California, and played at Mission College Prep in San Luis Obispo.

USC forward J'Raan Brooks and center Victor Uyaelunmo have decided to transfer. Guard Jordan Usher transferred to Georgia Tech during the season. Guard Kevin Porter Jr. is expected to declare for the NBA draft after one season. Bennie Boatwright and Shaqquan Aaron graduated.

The Trojans return starters Nick Rakocevic, Jonah Mathews and Derryck Thornton, along with reserves Charles O'Bannon Jr. and Elijah Weaver.

Enfield has a top-five recruiting class coming in comprised of McDonald's All-American Isaiah Mobley, 2018 California Mr. Basketball Onyeka Okongwu,Max Agbonkpolo, Kyle Sturdivant and Drake London, who counts as a football scholarship.
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