Bronny James’ teammate Kijani Wright following in Evan Mobley’s footsteps with USC Trojans
Andy Enfield is slowing building a consistent and stable basketball program with the USC Trojans. Best known for being the coach of Florida Gulf Coast when “Dunk City” happened in March Madness in 2013, Enfield is now carving out a space at USC.
On Wednesday, Enfield and USC secured a commitment from the No. 1 power forward in the class of 2022; Kijani Wright.
The 6-foot-9 gifted forward who was teammates with Bronny James at Sierra Canyon, was deciding between USC, Arkansas, Texas and Stanford before ultimately deciding on the Trojans.
Via 247sports.com, Wright expanded on why he chose the Pac 12 school.
“I felt USC was the best fit for me and my playstyle,” says Wright. “Of course with the academics side of things, I felt they had the best balance between academics and athletics. I also felt their program had the type of environment where I would fit in.”
It’s a big get for USC and their class of 2022 especially after all they accomplished last season with Evan Mobley.
The Trojans made it all the way to the Elite Eight before being bounced by Gonzaga and a big reason for that was Mobley. He went on to be selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. Now, USC hopes they have the next version of a powerful forward for their program.
For Wright, USC stood out for a couple of reasons.
“The location of the school, where they would have me on the court, and the players that are already on the roster there kind of separated things and made it clear on deciding if I wanted to go there or not. However, it really came down to the academic and athletic balance because that was crucial in my deciding factor.”
What a get for USC!