USC senior guard J.T. Terrell has been ruled academically ineligible, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.
Terrell was USC’s leading scorer last season and topped the Trojans in the opening game of the season against Utah State with 20 points, albeit in a losing effort. He has been held out of the starting line up in USC’s three games since and saw no time in the latest game against Cal State Fullerton. According to head coach Andy Enfield, Terrell was sorting out his academics.
It would seem that sorting himself out didn’t happen soon enough.
According to the report, Terrell could miss at least six games while waiting for his eligibility to be restored. That means the first game the Trojans could expect him back would be on December 19 against Long Beach State.
In Terrell’s absence, Byron Wesley has stepped up for USC, averaging 20.7 points a game. However, even with limited time on the floor lately, Terrell is still USC’s third leading scorer. The Trojans will need increased production from freshmen like Julian Jacobs and Nikola Jovanovic. Pe’shon Howard could also help fill the void for the time being.
USC plays West Alabama tonight in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.