Trojans to honor 8 seniors before the game
Seek third 2-0 start in last 12 seasons
Trojans' roster features depth and talent
BREAKDOWN: Tyler Sugiyama, a 5-foot-10, 150-pound redshirt junior guard adds to the Trojans' depth at the guard position.
2011-12: Sugiyama appeared in six games for the Trojans. He played a total of six minutes and had one rebound, but did not take a shot. Played in his first game of the season on Jan 28 vs. Utah. Grabbed his first career rebound on Feb. 9 vs. California. Also played two minutes against Stanford on Feb. 12.
2010-11: Played in three games for a total of five minutes. Appeared in his first game for the Trojans on Nov. 21 vs. New Mexico State and missed his only field goal attempt. Played two minutes vs. CS Fullerton on Nov. 24. Also played two minutes vs. Stanford on Jan. 20 and missed a free throw attempt.
2009-10: Did not play in a regular season game for USC as a freshman and used it as a redshirt season. Played four minutes and had two rebounds for the Cardinal team in the annual Cardinal & Gold exhibition game on Oct. 25.
HIGH SCHOOL: Sugiyama played high school basketball at New Trier in Winnetka, Ill. Was ranked among the top 250 players in the nation by Hoopscoop and ranked a top 10 point guard in Illinois by Scout.com. Was named to the 2009 class honorable mention team by the magazine Nothing But Net. Was named a Reebok All-American and was selected to the Cream of the Crop Top 40 at the Pangos All-America Camp in Los Angeles.
PERSONAL: Sugiyama was born on December 11, 1990 in Winnetka, Ill. Was selected to serve as a Congressional Page by Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the 2008 summer and worked in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. This past summer he worked as an analyst at J.P. Morgan in Chicago.