Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Taylor King no longer coming to USC
By Pedro Moura
It looks like Taylor King won't be a Trojan after all.
The former Santa Ana Mater Dei, Duke and Villanova forward announced earlier this month that he had decided to transfer to USC, but internet reports surfaced over the last several days questioning whether the 6-foot-6, 230-pound Orange County native would end up actually attending USC.
Those reports were confirmed Tuesday morning.
"As far as we know, Taylor King is not planning to come to USC," a spokesperson for the basketball team said.
King, 22, averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game last season, coming off the bench for most of the year as Villanova's sixth man. He then left the team in June following a reported violation of team rules.
It is currently unknown whether King will choose another Division I school and sit out the upcoming season, transfer to an NAIA school and play immediately or give up basketball altogether.