USC basketball’s recruiting class of 2021 landed a top all-around prospect in four-star shooting guard Reese Dixon-Waters out of Playa Del Rey.
Andy Enfield and his team didn’t get to play in the NCAA Tournament in 2020, but that’s not slowing down their efforts to keep USC basketball competitive for years and tournaments to come.
On Tuesday, the Trojans landed a commitment from four-star shooting guard Reese Dixon-Waters from St. Bernard High School in Playa Del Rey, per Evan Daniels of 247Sports.com.
Dixon-Waters ranks 47th in the 247Sports composite for the class of 2021. He is ninth among shooting guards and third in the state of California.
Josh Gershon of 247Sports describes the 6-foot-5, 195-pound prospect as a “versatile guard with good size and length.” He can hit the three and has good enough vision to become “a formidable creator off the dribble. He also possesses the traits to develop into a strong defender.
USC is losing guards Jonah Mathews and Daniel Utomi to graduation this year but following the coming season, there could still have a strong corps of guards to utilize in 2021-22. By then, if there are no NBA departures or transfers, Elijah Weaver and Noah Baumann would be seniors while Ethan Anderson, Kyle Sturdivant, and Drake London would be juniors. Obviously, given the state of college basketball, departures have to be accounted for.
With that in mind, Dixon-Waters could come in just in time to bridge the gap for the Trojans as it arrives. And of course, the Trojans will hope to add a few more big names to come in along with him. They already have five-star center Evan Mobley signed in the class of 2020.
He also represents the continued growth of USC’s recruiting power. His addition to the class moved the Trojans up to fifth nationally in the 247Sports composite team rankings.
Dixon-Waters is USC’s second commitment for the class of 2021. Back in October, they added a pledge from Mater Dei center Harrison Hornery, a three-star prospect.