THE FLATS – Former University of Southern California basketball player Jordan Usher, a 6-7, 225-pound forward from Canton, Ga., has transferred to Georgia Tech and has enrolled for the spring semester, head coach Josh Pastner announced Tuesday.
Usher comes to Tech after playing a season and a half for the Trojans, departing from USC after the recently completed fall semester. He must complete a year of residency at Georgia Tech and will become eligible to play for the Yellow Jackets following the conclusion of the fall, 2019 term. He will be eligible for the remainder of the 2019-20 season and all of the 2020-21 season.
“We’re excited to have Jordan come home and join our program,” said Pastner. “He’s a local young man who was a top-100 prospect coming out of high school. He plays with a very high motor, has excellent skills and helps us with our desire to ‘get old and stay old.’ He’s also a high-caliber academic student who had offers from Ivy League schools.”
Usher played in all 36 games with two starts for the Trojans as a freshman in 2017-18, averaging 4.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per game while connecting on 40.9 percent of his three-point field goal attempts. This season, Usher played in 12 games and made two starts, averaging 8.6 points and 3.7 rebounds.
A native of Canton, Ga., Usher played his senior season (2016-17) at Wheeler High School in Marietta. He was a 4-star prospect ranked the nation’s No. 104 prep prospect by 247Sports and led his team to the state class 7A quarterfinals. Prior to that, Usher attended Sequoyah High School in Canton, Ga.
— Jordan Usher (@Callmeush) January 8, 2019
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