Wofford forward Chevez Goodwin announces he's transferring to USC

For the third time in less than a week, USC hoops welcomed a new transfer for next season.

Chevez Goodwin, a 6-foot-9 attacker from Wofford, promised to play for Andy Enfield and the Trojans on Monday in the footsteps of Utah Valley wing Isaiah White and Santa Clara guard Tahj Eaddy who will be their upcoming transfers to USC last announced week.

All three could play meaningful minutes for a team full of talent, but with a serious lack of experience. The Trojans will return only one member of the base five next season, sophomore Ethan Anderson, while emerging junior guard Elijah Weaver will be the only returning player with more than one season of regular time.

Goodwin chose USC over offers in Arkansas, Georgia, Houston and Xavier after a season in which he led Wofford in rebounds per game (6.2). His presence on the glass could be of particular value to the Trojans, who should offer adieu to one of the country’s best rebound pairs in senior Nick Rakocevic and Onyeka Okongwu, who had already signed up for the design.

Goodwin is also no slouch as a scorer, scoring 11.9 points on 65% shooting with less than 22 minutes per game with the Terriers last season.

This is not the first off-season that USC has been active in the transfer market. A year ago, Enfield added three transfers to strengthen a roster that had already welcomed six freshmen.

One of those transfers, Daniel Utomi from Akron, turned out to be a major contributor to a team that finished third in the Pac-12 before canceling the rest of the season. Another, Noah Baumann, from San Jose State, will join next season after being delayed due to the NCAA’s transfer rules.

However, adding three such transfers in one week is not common. For USC, which started that week in desperate need for depth, it’s a huge win at the start and an uncertain low season.

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