USC basketball coach Frank Martin Wednesday morning said point guard and wide receiver Bruce Ellington will join the basketball team right away and will travel with the team to St. Johns. Ellington, fresh off a two touchdown game against Clemson last Saturday, practiced with the basketball team for the first time Tuesday.
“Bruce is not a kick returner for them. Bruce is their leading receiver. Bruce is a team leader. Bruce is a huge part of their team. That team has unfinished business left in their season and the last thing I want to do is disrupt that in any way, shape or form. The dynamic here is Bruce. Bruce wants to play basketball. Bruce loves to play football. Bruce loves to play basketball. Sometimes you come across special athletes that just are capable of doing both. Coach Spurrier fully, fully supports him playing. He wants him to play.”
AUDIO: Martin talks about Ellington joining his team [2:42]
Ellington played in 24 games last season after joining the team following the Clemson game. He finished second on the team in scoring at 11 points per game and led the team with 74 assists.