The University of Southern California now has eight commitments in the next few seasons of its recruiting classes. The Trojans dipped into the junior college ranks to pick up a center that has yet to play a junior college basketball game. JucoJunction has the latest on this Trojans' commitment in this article.
"USC Head coach Kevin O'Neill and Trojans Assistant Coach Bob Cantu really get the credit for working Dewayne Dedmon in the recruiting process. USC has been recruiting Dwayne all along since his arrival here at Antelope Valley College," said Antelope Valley College Head Coach Dieter Horton.
Dedmon, who greyshirted last year at Antelope Valley, is currently 7-foot-0 (225). Dedmon graduated from high school at 6-foot-8 1/2 and has grown since then.
"Dewayne didn't play high school basketball as he was in the Jehovah's Witnesses beliefs. Dewayne realized USC was the place for him as he has an older sister and a great support system here at AVC to watch out for him," said Horton.
Dedmon is from nearby Lancaster High School just down the road from Antelope Valley College. Dewayne attended the USC-Oregon State football game this past weekend. Dedmon will be on campus at USC in the fall 2011.
UNLV-offered, Washington-offered, West Virginia-offered and many others showed interest in the center this fall according to coach Horton.
The Marauders will look to improve on their 21-15 season from last year under Horton who is currently in his fourth year at the school. AVC has plenty of talent this season to make a strong run and JucoJunction will keep you posted on the Marauders right here for your source for junior college basketball news.