THIS SEASON: Sead Odzic, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound sophomore in 2007, provides depth at the guard spot and is a valuable threat from long range. A heady player who should improve with the experience he gained last season.
2005-06: Appeared in all 30 games for the Trojans as a freshman, making five starts. Averaged 3.2 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. Finished fourth on the team with 22 three-pointers made. Committed just 11 turnovers in 462 minutes played. Hit two of three three-pointers in a 66-65 win at Arizona State on Jan. 5. Made his first start and had three points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and no turnovers in 72-70 overtime win at Oregon State on Jan. 26. Also started on Jan. 28 at Oregon, Feb. 9 at Washington, Feb. 19 vs. UCLA and Feb. 23 vs. Oregon. Had a career high in points (9), three-pointers made (3) and assists (4) on Feb. 4 vs. Arizona State. Won the Tom Kimmel Award which honors the team's sixth man at the USC basketball team's awards dinner.
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 20 points, five rebounds and four assists as a senior at Niles West High School in Skokie, Ill. He finished his high school career with a shooting percentage of better than 40 percent from three-point range. He was a three-time All-Central-Suburban South League first team selection and was a All-State Illinois selection. He garnered all-tournament honors at the Pontiac Holiday tournament in December. Played on an AAU team that went 29-1 during the summer between his junior and senior seasons and played with some of the best talent in the country, including North Carolina freshman Bobby Frasor. Frank Rusnak of highschoolelite.com compared Odzic's game to that of Peja Stojakovic of the Sacramento Kings, "Quick releases on perfect shots, that are comparable to few others."
PERSONAL: Odzic was born on Oct. 22, 1986 in Montenegro, Yugoslavia. Moved with his family to Illinois when he was four due to religious fighting and escalating violence in Yugoslavia. He is bilingual, speaking both English and Serbian. His biggest sports hero is Toni Kukoc. He is an undecided major at USC. List his favorite television show at "Fresh Prince," favorite movie as "White Men Can't Jump" and his favorite recording artist as Nas.