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USC defeats Cal Poly SLO
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USC takes win over CSULA Exhibition Game
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USC Basketball Opens with “Fan Fest” Scrimmage
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Ball is Life hosts All American Highschool game
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Nike Extravaganza brings out top High School talent
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CIF Basketball Championship – Mater Dei vs Etiwanda

USC defeats Cal Poly SLO

UUSC has been off to a strong start, keeping their record 9-2 for the season. Cal Poly SLO has been making noise as well, beating teams like Fresno and coming very close to winning against UNLV and UCLA. They were unsuccessful at getting past the trojans, as they took a solid lead and won the game. Check out the photo gallery below

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USC takes win over CSULA Exhibition Game

TThe Galen Center hosted the first basketball game of the season – an exhibition between USC and Cal State Los Angeles. Despite being in two different divisions and conferences, the game had some nice highlights – from crossovers to blocked shots. The season looks like it will be an exciting one for the Trojans. They have a lot of young guys with amazing talent. Freshman Jordan McLaughlin started his college career with 18 points, while Sophomore Nikola Jovanovic had 16 points. Cal State LA had recent transfer LaBradford Franklin – who just came from playing at San Diego State. It was great seeing him in action on the court, really leading his team.

USC alumni JT Terrell was in attendance to check out the game as well. Make sure to make your way to the Galen Center next weekend to see them take on Portland State!

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USC Basketball Opens with “Fan Fest” Scrimmage

WWith college basketball right around the corner, many fans are looking to find the best local games to attend during the season. USC did a great job at promoting their fan fest, a free event where fans could come enjoy activity booths and free posters, as well as meet the players, getting autographs and pictures. There was also a scrimmage for the Girls and Guys teams.

For those of you who follow my Thru The Lens series, I followed Jordan McLaughlin last year as he was entering his Senior Year of High School. It was great getting to catch up with him as he starts on his new journey in college. To see the episode, click here.

It was a fun event and I’m looking forward to catching more USC games this season! Check out the photo gallery below

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Ball is Life hosts All American Highschool game

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With the 2013-2014 basketball season coming to an end, there was one final showcase game held this past weekend in Long Beach, CA. Ball is Life held their 4th annual showcase game for Highschool Talent. Most people know of the Under Armour Elite 24, Adidas McDonalds All American and the Jordan Brand Classic. Although held throughout different dates during the season, those 3 showcase games have almost identical rosters. Ball is Life tries to go beyond that roster – to showcase the top talent that is sometimes overlooked and underrated. Although many of the players in this game have also played in the other major high school showcase games, there were some additional faces that were seen for the first time.

Unfortunately, Cliff Alexander, Jordan McLaughlin and Kelly Oubre were not able to play for various reason. Other than that, the players who did play certainly put on a great game. The halftime performance was by up-and-coming rapper, Casey Veggies. Overall the event was well put together and I look forward to seeing how it grows in years to come! Check out the gallery of pictures below:

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Nike Extravaganza brings out top High School talent

This years Nike Extravaganza was hosted at Mater Dei in Orange County. The tournament brought out the top high school talent around the country, including local talent such as Stanley Johnson (Mater Dei), Jordan McLaughlin (Etiwanda), Daniel Hamilton (Bosco), Tyler Dorsey (Bosco) and the number 1 ranked player in the country, Jahlil Okafor (Whitney Young).

I attended the second day of the 2 day tournament to watch Etiwanda vs St John Bosco.USC commit Jordan McLaughlin was one of the most exciting players to watch the entire tournament.

Jordan had 30 of his 32 points after halftime. He also scored a shot with less than 6 seconds left to take the team into Overtime, in which Etiwanda won. Make sure to check out the episode of Thru The Lens that I filmed for Jordan McLaughlin.

The last game of the night was Whitney Young (Chicago, IL) vs Mater Dei. Seeing two of the top players in the country battle it out was highly anticipated. Mater Dei took control of that game and won. It was a fun tournament and I got to see a lot of basketball talent and some cool shoes!

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CIF Basketball Championship – Mater Dei vs Etiwanda

With the high school basketball season coming to an end, the CIF men’s basketball championship game for Division 1 was between Etiwana and Mater Dei. In a very close game, Etiwanda took the win! Congrats

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