Byron Wesley scores 21 points and grabs eight rebounds in loss.
Fans can watch intrasquad scrimmages & meet the teams at Galen Center at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
USC vs. Colorado (USATSI)
BREAKDOWN: Kahlil Dukes is a 6-0, 170-pound sophomore guard who provides the Trojans with an outside threat. He was a prolific scorer in high school.
2013-14: Dukes played in 19 games and made two starts, averaging 2.7 points and 0.3 rebounds per game. Was fifth on the team with 11 three-pointers made and led the team with a .355 average from beyond the arc. He also went 6-for-7 (.857) from the free throw line. Made his collegiate debut vs. CS Northridge on Nov. 12 and went 2-for-3 from the floor, including hitting his only three-point attempt, to finish with five points, an assist, a steal and a rebound. Scored eight points in 10 minutes and hit two three-pointers vs. Wake Forest on Nov. 29. Made his first career start at Long Beach State on Dec. 19 and went scoreless in eight minutes. Scored a season-high 10 points in a season-high 20 minutes vs. Utah on Feb. 13. Made his second start on Feb. 16 vs. Colorado and scored three points in 11 minutes. Scored five points and had a season-high two rebounds at Washington State on March 6.
HIGH SCHOOL: Dukes played high school basketball at Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, Conn. As a senior, he averaged 23.9 points, 3.9 assists and 3.0 steals per game. He led his team to a 22-3 record. Capital Prep lost 83-64 to eventual state runner-up Weaver High on March 11, snapping a 13-game winning streak. Dukes led all scorers with 32 points, his 12th game of the season with 25 or more points. Dukes scored a season-best 40 points in a 106-79 win over University on Feb. 6 and added 10 assists for a double-double. He scored 25 points and hit the game-winner with 3.2 seconds left in the Constitution State Conference tournament final 64-62 win over Classical Magnet. As a junior Dukes led his team to a 22-4 record while averaging 21.8 points and 4.0 assists per game. Perhaps his most amazing game was scoring 51 points in a 120-116 double overtime win vs. Classical Magnet. He hit a step-back 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left in the first overtime to force the second overtime...made 8 of 12 3-point shots in the game. Capital Prep reached the state finals in his junior season, falling 67-53 to Immaculate, but Dukes led all scorers with 15 points. As a sophomore Dukes averaged 14.8 points and 6.5 assists per game as Capital Prep went 21-5. He really burst onto the scene as a freshman by averaging 29.1 points per game which led all Connecticut scorers in points per game and he was the only freshman in the top 35. In fact, in his first five high school games he combined to tally 160 points for an average of 32.0 per game. He was a consistent scoring source all season, netting less than 20 points only twice.
PERSONAL: Kahlil Dukes was born on May 17, 1995.