Temi Fagbenle led the Trojans with 25 points and 14 rebounds.
THIS SEASON Khaedin Taito enters her first season at USC as a true freshman.
NATIONAL TEAMS Taito is a member of the New Zealand Junior National Team, having played at the under-17 and under-18 levels for the Tall Ferns.
HIGH SCHOOL Taito is a 2014 graduate of Palm Beach Currumbin High School on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia... In her school’s league play in 2014, was the fourth leading scorer and second leading rebounder... Played club for Ipswich Force, Hawkes Bay and Met West... Named MVP in 2014, 2013 and 2012... A five-time selection to the Queensland State Honorary Team.
PERSONAL Khaedin Leutetifa Taito was born Oct. 6, 1997 in Hastings, New Zealand... The daughter of Tinaka and Iatapa Taito... Has five siblings: Levani, Leikyn, Kalia, Mataio and Mareko... Enjoys swimming, playing sports and spending time with family and friends in her free time... Lists New Zealand Olympian Noni Whakamate as her biggest sports hero... Would like to travel to Europe, Hawai’i and New York... Hopes to play in the Olympics for New Zealand... Has not decided on a major.