USC Basketball's season is just around the corner (just over two weeks away), and Pac-12 Media Day visits are about to take place. Pac-12 Media Day will be on October 26th, and the two players along with Head Coach Andy Enfield that are going have been announced. Those two will be the two starting guards in Drew Peterson and Boogie Ellis.
SC is going with a two-guard system that will be facilitated by both guards. This is largely due to the reality that USC can have their best player in Peterson be able to handle the ball when beginning possessions often, but also the reality that they can have Ellis take the ball up and dish it to Peterson on different spots on the floor so that he can take advantage of the type of versatile scorer he can be.
Not only does Peterson shoot 41.2% from back deep, but he's also 6-8. With Ellis taking the ball up the other half of the time, it's going to set Peterson up to get some easy buckets at different spots on the floor. Ellis is a good point guard--and an All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention last year.
Him dishing the rock to Peterson as he picks his spots to exploit the defense as a scorer is a dream. Especially when Peterson, again, is also going to be able to take the ball up and facilitate the offense himself on the other approximately half of the possessions. Many of the questions during Media Day very well may be about the system that's big on these two-guards and their dynamic.
Therefore, it was smart for USC Basketball to send Drew Peterson and Boogie Ellis up to the podium.
Pac-12 Media Day--where Drew Peterson and Boogie Ellis will be representing USC Basketball--will be in San Francisco. As for how good the duo is, they're both contenders for First-Team All-Pac 12 this year. Peterson even got the nod last year. He got the nod due to a season where he shot 46.7% from the field and averaged 12.4 points per game with 6.2 rebounds per contest as a combo guard.
As for Ellis, he shot a brilliant 41.7/37.6/79.8 en route to 12.5 points per game. He's also a very good player that SC was very happy to have back. Both guys will be working to improve their games to where they can play in the NBA this year.
They're USC's best shots among the older players this year, and will be locked in once Media Day gets going. Pac-12 Media Day always truly is a reminder of how quickly the season is approaching.