USC guard Ethan Anderson enters transfer portal
USC will be in the market for a new point guard this offseason.
That was expected to be the case before, but not it’s especially true after Ethan Anderson, a stabilizing force on the court for the Trojans offense for the past three seasons, announced Wednesday he has put his name in the transfer portal.
“I want to thank USC from the bottom of my heart for the amazing ride being on 3 tournament teams and doing things people thought I could never do,” Anderson wrote on Twitter. “USC will forever be in my heart.”
I want to thank USC from the bottom of my heart for the amazing ride being on 3 tournament teams and doing things people thought I could never do. I’ve had nothing but fun and I’m so thankful to have played in front of the city that molded me. USC will forever be in my heart.❤️✌🏾 pic.twitter.com/K99fQZNwYU
— Ethan anderson (@Nolomit_e) March 23, 2022
Anderson’s departure leaves USC with just a single point guard on the roster—Boogie Ellis. But Ellis seemed out-of-position at times this season, a score-first guard who finished third on the team in assists. Against Miami in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Ellis was benched in favor of Anderson.
There has been speculation about Ellis’ own future in the days since, though The Los Angeles Times’ Ryan Kartje reported that USC hasn’t yet heard from Ellis on that front.
Anderson started 15 games this season and played 21 minutes a night. He posted averages of 4.4 points, 2.3 boards, and 2.2 assists. A captain, he was part of the winningest three-year stretch of USC basketball in program history.
USC saw its season come to an end last Friday in a 68-66 loss to Miami. Anderson played 31 minutes that night, putting up four points to go with four assists and five rebounds. He’ll have three seasons to play two at his next school.