USC basketball adds high-scoring transfer guard from the transfer portal

Eric Musselman and the USC basketball program have added Clark Slajchert to the roster, a transfer from Penn.
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New USC basketball head coach Eric Musselman has plenty of work to do this offseason. With massive roster turnover since the end of the regular season, the Trojans have plenty of scholarships to fill.

One of those is going to Clark Slajchert a transfer guard from Penn who committed to the Trojans on Wednesday. He made his announcement on social media with text that said "I'm coming home".

The 6-foot-1 native Oak Park, California signed with Penn out of high school in the class of 2020. That year, he was an unranked recruit but now, lists him as a 3-star transfer and the No. 33 shooting guard currently in the portal.

Slajachert earned second-team All-Ivy League recognition in 2023-24. He put up 18 points, 3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game and shot 48.7% from the field and 42.2% from 3-point range.

Slajachert will be a senior this coming season but he will have two years left to play thanks to the extra year he eanred while redhirting during the 2020-21 COVID-19 impacted season.

Since the moment he started seeing action for the Quakers, Slajachert put up points. He averaged at least 10.7 points per game in all three of his seasons in the Ivy League.

Having appeared in 74 games as a collegiate, Slajachert has 51 double-digit scoring games in his career. That includes a career-high of 33 points, a feat he accomplished twice, once against Colgate in 2022 and once against La Salle in 2023.

Perhaps Musselman was impressed by Slajachert when he faced Arkansas back in 2021. That day, the sharpshooter posted 25 points on 9-15 shooting.

Slajachert has had other big games against major conference teams as well. In 2022, he hung 21 points on Missouri and just days later, he had 20 points at West Virginia.

This is the second transfer Musselman has brought to L.A. He's also added Josh Cohen, a 6-foot-10 forward who scored 15.9 points and grabbed 6.8 rebounds at UMass this past season. Cohen was committed to Arkansas before Musselman left Fayetteville to head to L.A., and he decided to follow his coach to the West Coast.

There is still plenty of room on the USC roster so Musselman will certainly continue to stay active in the portal. Keep checking in with Reign of Troy for all the latest moves as the new USC staff puts together its first team.