USC Basketball Recruiting

USC hoops signs Elijah Weaver, Kevin Porter Jr. & J’Raan Brooks

April 11, 2018

A Statement from USC:

LOS ANGELES – J’Raan Brooks, Kevin Porter Jr. and Elijah Weaver have signed to play basketball at USC for the 2018-19 season, it was announced by head coach Andy Enfield today (April 11). USC’s recruiting class is ranked No. 15 overall by

Brooks, from Seattle, Wash., is a 6-9, 225-pound forward who played for Garfield High in Seattle. He helped lead his team to the Wash- ington state 3A title with a 72-63 overtime win over Rainier Beach on March 3. He was voted first-team All-Metro and Co-Defensive Player of the Year, as well as being named to the Class 3A First Team. Brooks is ranked No. 72 on Rivals and No. 79 on the ESPN Top 100 recruits list for the 2018 class. Garfield High, coached by Brandon Roy, went 28-2 and finished ranked No. 11 in the country after being invited to play in the Geico Nationals.

“J’Raan is a talented and versatile player who can play multiple positions,” said Enfield. “He’s an excellent rebounder and has a very skilled offensive game.”

Porter, from South Seattle, Wash., is a 6-6, 218-pound shooting guard who played for Rainier Beach High in Seattle. The four-star recruit averaged 27 points, 14 rebounds and five assists as a senior and led his team to a 22-7 record. His Rainier Beach team lost the Washington state title game to Brooks’ Garfield team, 72-63, despite 22 points and 12 rebounds by Porter. He also scored 29 points in the state quarterfinals win over Wilson. Porter was voted the No. 1 player in the state of Washington and named “Mr. Basketball” for the state by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association. Porter was ranked the No. 32 recruit in the 2018 class by and No. 35 by

“Kevin is a very dynamic scorer and passer,” said Enfield. “He is a terrific athlete and has the unique ability to avoid the defense and make plays for his teammates.”

Weaver, from Cocoa, Fla., is a 6-5, 215-pound point guard who played for Rockledge High in Rockledge, Fla. The four-star recruit is ranked No. 36 on the ESPN Top 100 list and averaged 23.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 4.3 steals as a senior. He helped lead Rockledge High to a 25-4 record and to the District 14 6A title. Rockledge lost in the second round of the Florida 6A state champion- ships to eventual state champion Leesburg. Weaver was named the Class 6A Player of the Year.

“Elijah Weaver is a big guard who is a tremendous leader, passer and defender,” said Enfield. “His overall skill set will immediately help our program.”

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