Isaiah Collier, nation’s No. 1 hoops recruit, commits to USC

The nation’s No. 1 basketball recruit is as soon as once more headed to USC.

5-star level guard Isaiah Collier selected the Trojans on Wednesday, handing USC and its coach, Andy Enfield, one other monumental victory on the recruiting path, the place the Trojans are actually sure to signal a top-10 recruiting class for the second consecutive 12 months.

Collier is destined to be the crown jewel of that group, a 6-foot-4 level guard from Georgia able to conducting USC’s offense from Day 1. He instructed ESPN in asserting his dedication that the “family atmosphere” he felt at USC was a deciding consider his resolution to select the Trojans over Cincinnati, UCLA and Michigan.

For Enfield, signing a five-star facilitator for USC’s backcourt makes a significant assertion. Lately, a parade of prime prospects — from Onyeka Okongwu to Evan Mobley to Vince Iwuchukwu — had cycled by means of the Trojans’ super-sized frontcourt, whereas the backcourt remained barren of the identical top-level prospects, constructed largely as an alternative by means of the switch portal.

Collier marks a significant departure from that sample, giving Enfield some extent guard to construct round for the primary time since Jordan McLaughlin left this system in 2018.

For the coach to pluck that first five-star guard out of Georgia solely makes the signing all of the extra spectacular.

It wasn’t the one main assertion for USC hoops this week on the recruiting path. Collier’s dedication comes simply at some point after Sierra Canyon’s Juju Watkins, the highest ladies’s prospect within the nation, dedicated to USC, handing coach Lindsay Gottlieb her personal main recruiting victory.