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BREAKDOWN: Renaldo Woolridge is a 6-foot-9, 220-pound senior forward who joins USC for his last season of eligibility after earning his degree in Sociology from the University of Tennessee. He appeared in 93 games for the Volunteers, including making 20 starts
2011-12: Woolridge played in 25 games for Tennessee, making four starts and averaging 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds while playing 13.6 minutes per game. In the eight games he played 20 minutes or more, Woolridge averaged 9.6 points. He had a season-high 17 points twice, once at home vs. UNC Asheville on Dec. 20 and the other time at 2012 NCAA Champion Kentucky on Jan. 31. In that game, Woolridge was 5-for-6 from three-point range. During the 2011-12 season Woolridge made 37.2 percent of his three-point attempts (16-for-43). Matched a career high with eight rebounds vs. UNC-Greensboro on Nov. 11.
2010-11: Limited to eight games due to an ankle injury. Appeared in just eight games and scored 13 points. Was able to get a redshirt year for this season.
2009-10: As a sophomore backup power forward saw action in 28 games with 10 starts. Averaged 3.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.0 minutes per game. Averaged 3.1 rebounds per game in SEC play. Led the Vols in rebounding two times and twice led the team in blocks. Tied a career-high with two blocks in UT's victory at LSU on Feb. 4. Woolridge was given much of the credit in Tennessee's 76-68 upset victory over previously undefeated and top-ranked Kansas on Jan. 10, when he scored 14 points on 4-for-6 shooting and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds...In that game he set or tied then career highs for points (14), rebounds (8), minutes (34) and three-pointers made (4). Made his first start of the season against Charlotte on Jan. 6 and totaled 10 points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes of action. Flirted with a double-double against North Carolina A&T on Dec. 23, recording nine points and eight rebounds. Turned in an 11-point effort in just 14 minutes against UNC Asheville on Nov. 17.
2008-09: As a true freshman saw action in 32 of UT's 34 games, making six starts. Served primarily as a backup at the three spot. Averaged 8.8 minutes, 2.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. Shot 31 percent from the floor, 28 percent from 3-point range and 53 percent from the foul line. Started in his collegiate debut and scored six points in the season-opening win over Chattanooga on Nov. 15. Had his best game in the Old Spice Classic against Siena on Nov. 27, scoring 14 points while going 3-for-6 from 3-point range and grabbing six rebounds. Averaged 7.8 points in UT's five games during the month of December. Knocked down three 3-pointers vs. Belmont on Dec. 20. Dished out a season-high three assists in the win over Louisiana on Dec. 29. Saw his minutes decrease early in January as junior wing J.P. Prince returned to health and the rotation was tightened. His best SEC outing came at Ole Miss on Feb. 18, as he totaled five points and one assist in 11 minutes off the bench. Played in all three of UT's SEC Tournament games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Woolridge was rated as the 11th-best small forward and the No. 53 player overall in the 2008 class by Rivals.com when graduated from Harvard-Westlake High. He was also ranked as the No. 8 overall prospect and the top small forward in the state of California by Rivals.com and was rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com as he averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds as a senior. Woolridge was a two-time league MVP and earned first team all-state honors following his junior and senior seasons.
PERSONAL: Renaldo was born on March 22, 1990 in Los Angeles. He graduated from Tennessee with a degree in Sociology and is working towards a masters degree. He is a hip-hop artist/writer/producer who performs under the moniker of "SB Babyy" and as a freshman founded his own independent record label called "Swiperboy Entertainment." His hip-hop twitter account, @Swiperboy, is verified. His mother is Pat Jackson Woolridge. His father, the late Orlando Woolridge, played collegiately at Notre Dame where he earned All-America honors before enjoying a 13-year NBA career, including two seasons with the Lakers. Renaldo's bother Zach played basketball at Princeton (2005-08) and graduated with a degree in Operations Research & Financial Engineering. His sister Tiana is a sophomore volleyball player at Princeton and is studying Molecular Biology and Neuroscience. Renaldo wears the number "0" as a tribute to his father.