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Basketball: USC lands 7-foot JC center

USC coach Kevin O’Neill has added one more big piece to the Trojans’ puzzle for 2010-11, getting a commitment from 7-foot center DeWayne Dedmon of Antelope Valley JC. Scout.com reported that Dedmon picked the Trojans over the likes of UNLV, LSU, West Virginia, Texas and Cal.

He is a freshman — meaning he will have three years of eligibility when he arrives at USC next fall — and apparently just began playing basketball last year. Makes you wonder what a 7-footer has been doing with all his spare time in recent years.

Jeff Faraudo