USC guard reportedly enters transfer portal
USC coach Andy Enfield lost a big piece of his rotation on Wednesday.
Guard Reese Dixon-Waters has entered the transfer portal, according to reports. He spent three seasons with the Trojans, appearing in 33 games off the bench during the 2021-22 season and then 25 games with seven starts this season.
USC G Reese Dixon-Waters has entered the transfer portal. https://t.co/K6Yx36oOW3
— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) March 22, 2023
Dixon-Waters was the first guard off the bench for Enfield this season, seeing his minutes nearly double year over year. He played 14 minutes a game during the 2021-22 campaign and then upped that to 25.8 a night this season.
The 6-foot-5 guard from Long Beach averaged 9.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists a night. He was named the Pac-12’s Sixth Man of the Year after the regular season concluded. He’s a capable scorer and could find himself with a starting spot in the right situation.
For USC, the rotation gets a bit clearer on the perimeter. Drew Peterson won’t be back next season. Boogie Ellis has a decision to make regarding whether or not he wants to use his fifth year of eligibility — and whether he wants to use it at USC. Dixon-Waters looked like someone who would push for a starting spot in the offseason.
His departure might pave the way for a Kobe Johnson/Tre White pairing at the 2 and 3 spots in the lineup. What Ellis decides would seemingly determine whether No. 1 overall 2023 signee Isaiah Collier opens up his career as a starter or as a sixth man.