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SF Bennie Boatwright commits to USC

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Bennie Boatwright, a highly touted small forward from Sun Valley, Calif., has verbally committed to USC, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com.

Boatwright is the No. 45-ranked player in the class of 2015, according to the recruiting website Rivals.com.

The 6-foot-8, 195-pound Boatwright drew scholarship offers from Arizona, Cal, Oregon and UCLA, among other programs.

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Boatwright joins power forward Chimezie Metu, another top-50 player according to Rivals.com, as the second player in the class of 2015 to commit to USC.

Last season, the Trojans went 11-21 and posted a 2-16 record in Pac-12 play.

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