USC Basketball: 3 players for Drew Peterson to work out with this fall

Evan Desai
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Drew Peterson is coming off of a big season for USC basketball. He had the chance to leave, too, and the First-Team All-Pac 12 Guard ended up staying. It was great news for the Trojans, and great news for Peterson as well, who will contend for Pac-12 Player of the Year this season. He'll be with some new faces, though, who he'll need to work to gain chemistry with.

With Isaiah Mobley off and onto the NBA, Peterson will be facilitating the offense with new players who hope to become stars in the front court. SC brought in the No. 7 recruiting class in all of the country (all recruiting ratings and rankings in article are as of 247Sports), though, so Peterson won't be hooping with guys who can't play.

Also returning Boogie Ellis, an All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention from last season, Peterson will have another First-Team All-Pac 12 hopeful to work with.

A massive season and a step forward is almost guaranteed for Peterson in the upcoming 2022-2023 year, but Peterson can make those hopes a stone cold reality if he prioritizes working with these three teammates this fall before the season starts.

No. 3 USC basketball player for Drew Peterson to work out with this fall: G Boogie Ellis

Drew Peterson of course has worked with Boogie Ellis plenty before, but that connection continues to be incredibly important. The two need to focus on being the best backcourt duo they can be, because USC basketball was best last year when the offense was facilitated seamlessly with no turnovers. That all starts with the two guys working together to handle the ball.

If the two work out together this offseason, that chemistry will only build and help with ball protection, communication, and trust. These two need to be on the same page. The two averaged a combined 24.9 points per game last year. They're going to produce, and they're a year older. They can really build a monster, though, if they develop into the best backcourt duo in the conference.