Pe’Shon Howard Cleared to Play Immediately for USC

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August 26, 2013 by Seth Rubinroit

By Seth Rubinroit

As first reported by Galen Central’s Jacob Freedman, point guard Pe’Shon Howard has been cleared by the NCAA to play this season for USC.

Howard, who committed to USC in June, applied and received for a waiver to play immediately after transferring from Maryland to be closer to his ailing grandmother for his senior season.

“I’m extremely grateful and blessed,” Howard said in a text message to Galen Central’s Max Meyer. “I can be close to my family, help them out and play for USC this year.”

Photo courtesy of Pe'Shon Howard

Photo courtesy of Pe’Shon Howard

Howard, who is 6-foot-3 and 190-pounds, started 44 total games at Maryland. He averaged 3.3 points and 3.6 assists per game last year.

“On the court, Pe’Shon will provide leadership and we expect him to have a terrific senior season,” USC coach Andy Enfield said in a statement.

With Jio Fontan departing, USC had a need at point guard. Howard will compete for playing time against sophomore walk-on Chass Bryan and freshmen Julian Jacobs and Kahlil Dukes.

Galen Central published a profile introducing Howard to USC basketball fans, which you can read HERE.

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One thought on “Pe’Shon Howard Cleared to Play Immediately for USC

  1. […] recent days, USC added point guard Pe’Shon Howard and big man D.J. Haley. But now, the Trojans have now lost forward Ari Stewart to academics, a […]

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