Written by Caroline Deisley, USC blog contributor
Name: Roschon Prince
High School: Long Beach Poly
Game: Prince is an aggressive scorer for a forward and a tough defender. He's expected to make an immediate impact on the USC men's basketball program. He focuses on getting to the rim and scoring or drawing fouls. More importantly, as a small forward he knows what to do with the ball in the paint and is extremely athletic. In high school, Prince was known as the go-to player to carry the team on his back and the one who would always be in position to score the crucial baskets.
Prep Career: Prince played small forward for the Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits averaging 20.3 points per game, 7.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. More importantly, Prince was the recipient of the 2013 Gatorade High School Player of the Year for the state of California. The recipients of this award are not only exceptional athletes but also excel in the classroom and exhibit exemplary character on and off the court, representing the state as the best high school boys' basketball player in all areas. Finally, Prince played on a high school team that boasted only one other player who averaged double figures in points so he was constantly double or triple teamed and still put up impressive numbers.
Fall Camp: Prince is expected to make an immediate impact and with some starters nursing minor injuries or battling sicknesses, he's getting a lot of playing time during the first two weeks of Fall Camp. Right now, he's just focusing on adjusting to basketball at the collegiate level while balancing a rigorous academic schedule.
To quote Prince: "As a freshman, I'm just trying to contribute, rebound, running the floor is a big key for this uptempo style, and making sure I box out because a lot of people are bigger than me now so I have to hit people before they hit me."
Here is Roschon Prince during week two of Fall Camp...