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NCAA Basketball: 6 potential options for USC transfer Bronny James

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UCLA Bruins

If staying in Los Angeles is the priority for the program, then the two new Big Ten programs will have to be considered. UCLA kept its coach Mick Cronin, who is coming off a rare bad year with one of the youngest rosters in all of NCAA Basketball. He’s already added some scoring veterans to the group, including Louisville transfer Skyy Clark.

Another player they added was Kobe Johnson, a double-digit scorer at USC and a former teammate of Bronny’s. That could be something to watch if UCLA wants to add another guard but even though a couple of bench freshmen guards hit the portal, they do have plenty of backcourt depth and that could hinder James from joining them.

USC Trojans

Lastly, could James ultimately come back to USC? Musselman is viewed as one of the top coaches in NCAA Basketball, even after this past down season at Arkansas. He’s had good success in every year prior, including some Elite 8 appearances with elite offensive units. A case can be made that it’s the kind of needed development that’ll turn James from a possible draft pick to a clear first-rounder.

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That being said, Musselman is also known for adding a ton of transfers. And with just about the entire backcourt gone for the Trojans, they’ll have to add several to be competitive in the Big Ten. The roster at the end just might not be the one James wants to be on so if USC wants to try to keep him, they’ll have to rebuild the roster first.