USC basketball recruiting: Four-star PF sets commitment date with Trojans in running

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USC basketball target and four-star power forward Ben Gregg set a September commitment date.

USC basketball is in with a chance to pick up one of the top prospects in the west for 2021. And now they know exactly when Ben Gregg will be making his college choice.

The four-star power forward announced on Twitter his intention to commit on Sept. 9, his mother’s birthday.

The schools still in play for Gregg? It’s a long list including USC, Arizona, Oregon, Gonzaga, Louisville, Virginia, Indiana, Princeton, Cal, Virginia Tech, St. Mary’s, Portland, Oregon State, Colorado, Eastern Washington, Utah and Texas.

USC basketball target Ben Gregg has a big decision coming up.

“I will be committing on my moms birthday,” Gregg wrote on Twitter. “She’s always been my biggest fan, and I couldn’t think of a better way to thank her for all she’s done for me.”

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At 6-foot-8, 210 pounds, Gregg is rated as the No. 59 prospect in the 247Sports composite for 2021. He is No. 14 among power forwards and No. 2 in the state of Oregon.

Gregg, who picked up his offer from USC last March, was the Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 21.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.9 steals in the 2019-20 season with Clackamas High School.

Rival coach Erik Lyslo of Gresham High School had high praise for his opponent in the press release from Gatorade.

“Ben Gregg was the top player in our conference this year and was easily the best player we played against all season,” said Lyslo. “His ability to do so many different things on the floor to help his team win was very impressive. We played him completely differently in the two games we faced him, and it didn’t matter. He was a step ahead of us every time.”

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USC’s recruiting class for 2021 ranks seventh nationally and first in the Pac-12 with three prospects already committed. Those include four-star St. Bernard shooting guard Reese Dixon-Waters, four-star Damien shooting guard Malik Thomas and three-star Mater Dei center Harrison Hornery.

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