DeMarlo Slocum, in his first year as USC's director of basketball operations, comes highly recommended to the Trojan program.
Slocum, 26, served last season as an assistant coach at Dixie Junior College in St. George, Utah. The Rebels entered the season at the number one ranked NJCAA team. The two seasons prior to that, he was an assistant at Georgia Southern.
Slocum began his collegiate career playing two seasons for Dixie College, before attending Georgia Southern for his final two years of eligibility. In his final season playing for Dixie College (1998-99), they finished sixth among national junior colleges.
In his first season playing for Georgia Southern, he finished second on the team in scoring and was fourth on the team his senior season. Slocum graduated from Georgia Southern in 2001 with a degree in public recreation/kinesiology.
Slocum averaged 25.4 points during his senior seasons (1996) at El Dorado High in Las Vegas, Nev. Following the season, he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year, as he led the state in scoring.
He was the head coach of the Las Vegas Prospects AAU team the last five years and they have ranked in the Top 5 AAU teams on the West coast.
Slocum has worked at various collegiate baskeball development camps across America, as well as the West Coast All-Star Camp and the Adidas Superstar Camp.
Along with his administrative duties, Slocum brings a strong background in working with young players and experience at guard-play development.
Slocum resides in Los Angeles and states that his brother and sister, Jeremy and Yvonne Jones, are his greatest inspiration.