THE BREAKDOWN: RouSean Cromwell, a 6-foot-11, 225-pound junior forward, is a very active presence on the court for the Trojans. He enters the season completely healthy for the first time in awhile and that should have a great impact on his success.
2006-07: Started the season strong for the Trojans, averaging 7.3 points and 3.0 rebounds through USC's first four games. Had six points and three rebounds in the opener vs. South Carolina on Nov. 16. Bettered that with eight points and four rebounds on Nov. 18 vs. Saint Mary's. Made 6 of 8 shots and scored a season-high 13 points on Nov. 24 vs. Long Beach State, the most points he had scored in a game since his Trojan debut in 2005. Had a season-best six rebounds on Nov. 28 vs. Mississippi Valley State and again on Feb. 1 vs. Oregon State. Started four games for the Trojans, including back-to-back games on March 8 and March 9 in the Pac-10 Conference Tournament. Started vs. Arkansas on March 16 in the NCAA first round and had four points and three rebounds in 18 minutes.
2005-06: Appeared in 15 games for the Trojans and averaged 4.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Made quite a splash in his Trojan debut, coming off the bench against CS Northridge in the opener and scoring 17 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. It was the most rebounds by a USC freshman in a game since Sam Clancy had 14 on Feb. 6, 1999. Had six points, six rebounds and three blocks including the game-saver in a 57-56 win at Alaska-Anchorage on Nov. 26. Started five consecutive games, all wins, from Nov. 25-Dec. 10. Blocked a career best four shots on Nov. 30 vs. UC Riverside. Suffered a fractured right foot in warm-ups on Dec. 23 when he stepped on a ball and did not return to action until Feb. 23. The Trojans started the season 8-2 in his first 10 games, but went 8-7 while he was sidelined. Grabbed at least five rebounds in eight of the 15 games he played and had at least one rebound in every game he appeared accept for Feb. 23 vs. Oregon when he played just two minutes. Shot 57.5 percent from the field (23-for-40). Was second on the team with 18 blocks, despite playing in just 15 games. Had surgery to remove inflammation of tissue inside his left knee on July 5 performed by Dr. Thomas Vangsness at USC Hospital.
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds a game in 2005 while earning All-District honors as a senior at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Spent his first three seasons playing for Fairley High School in his hometown of Memphis, Tenn. Had season highs of 26 points, 16 rebounds, 12 blocked shots and eight assists. Was ranked as the No. 14 center in the country by ScoutHoops.com and the No. 31 power forward in the country by RivalHoops.com. Also, was rated the 10th-best prospect in the state of Florida by Hoop-Rap.com and was a McDonalds All-American nominee. At the National Basketball Players Association camp held in Richmond, Va., was honored with the Mr. Inspirational award.
PERSONAL: Cromwell was born on May 11, 1987 in Memphis, Tenn. Is an undecided major at USC and would like to be a computer engineer following his playing career. Says the best part of being at USC is the people. His favorite television show is "Family Guy" and his favorite movie is "Constantine."