USC men’s basketball announced on Thursday the addition of LSU transfer Josh Gray to its roster. The 6-11 center was recruited by the Gamecocks out of high school but ultimately signed with the Tigers in 2020. Gray, who officially entered the transfer portal in early May, is USC’s fifth incoming transfer on scholarship for this upcoming season.
A Brooklyn, N.Y. native who played at Putnam Science Academy (CT), Gray was considered the 2020 recruiting class’s No. 34 center and No. 3 prospect from the state of New York. His scholarship became available when Alanzo Frink decided to transfer out of the program in mid-June.
Gray averaged less than one point and just over a rebound in ten minutes per game this past season for LSU. In high school, he averaged nearly a double-double per night, recording ten points and nine rebounds, along with two blocked shots per game. According to John Whittle of TheBigSpur, Gray is a more traditional big man that likes to play with his back to the basket.
In addition to Gray, the other transfers into the USC program are: guards Erik Stevenson and Chico Carter, a small forward in James Reese and another big in AJ Wilson.