#25 USC/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (1-1) welcomes Head Coach Andy Enfield and #25 USC (2-0), to Alico Arena, for the Dunk City reunion, Tuesday at 6 PM from Alico Arena. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

Stats:

USC averages 82.5 ppg, shoots 52.1% (63/121) from the field, and 31.3% (10/32) from beyond the arc. The Trojans average 39.5 team rebounds per game. USC dishes out 17.5 assists, 7.5 steals, and 3.5 blocks per game. The Trojans average 10.5 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For (USC):

6’3 JR G Boogie Ellis 15.5 ppg

-Transferred to USC after two years at the University of Memphis

-Averaged 10.2 ppg I’m 2020-21 and was named AAC Co-6th Man of the Year

6’9 R-SR F Chevez Goodwin 13.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg

-Made one start and averaged 5.6 ppg and 3.5 rpg last season for USC, spent two previous seasons before that with Wofford

6’10 JR F Isaiah Mobley 12.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg

-Averaged 9.9 ppg and 7.8 rpg last season

-Declared for NBA draft last season while retaining the right to return to USC, and eliminated his name out of the draft pool hours before the draft.

-Younger brother Evan was selected #3 overall in the 2021 draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers

-2019 McDonald’s All-American

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’8 GR G Tavian Dunn-Martin 34.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg

6’5 SO G Victor Rosa 20.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg

6’1 GR G Matt Halvorsen 14.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg

Overview:

The Dunk City reunion game at Alico Arena is upon us! Head Coach Andy Enfield bring in a super talented USC team full of McDonald’s All-Americans, power 5 conference transfers, and NBA lottery picks.

USC is led in scoring by Boogie Ellis (15.5 ppg), a 6’3 Junior guard, who transferred from the University of Memphis. Our player to watch for is 6’10 JR F Isaiah Mobley. Mobley, is a dynamic forward averaging 12.0 ppg this season, and he will give FGCU matchup problems in the post. Mobley, a 2019 McDonald’s All-American, also declared for the NBA draft previously, but declared to return to USC for his Junior season.

FGCU received impact games from Tavian Dunn-Martin (34 points vs Loyola), and Matt Halvorsen (14 points vs Loyola), and the duo at guard will be counted on vs the Trojans. Caleb Catto is off to a slower start than normal, and could break out at any minute. The matchup of Kevin Samuel vs Isaiah Mobley is the one to watch for Tuesday night. USC has 7 players 6’9 or taller so it will be all hands on deck defending the Trojans.

Prediction:

USC 81 FGCU 62

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