Lil' Romeo won't return to USC

May, 20, 2010
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Percy Miller, better known in hip hop circles as Lil' Romeo, will not return to USC for his junior season, coach Kevin O'Neill told the Los Angeles Daily News.

The 5-foot-11 guard scored two points in three games this season, missing most of the year due to a shoulder injury. His Trojans career lasted all of nine games.

Brought into the program by former coach Tim Floyd, Miller was best known for being childhood friends with one-and-done USC standout DeMar DeRozan and famously getting a scholarship when he appeared to have enough money as a low-level recruit to have one endowed in his name.

Miller's signing out of high school did bring publicity to the school, and I witnessed first-hand this season how he could at times be considered one of the most notable Trojans on the team despite playing sparingly.

When USC played Stanford on the road, one Cardinal fan brought to the game a handmade sign complete with Lil' Romeo magazine photos and heart-shaped cutouts.

The fan expressed disappointment about not being able to taunt Miller, who had not made the trip with the team. USC coaches, after all, seemed to always have trouble finding ways to use him on the court.

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