Romeo, Demar Derozan Sign With USC Basketball Team

Rap star Romeo Miller and Compton High School senior Demar Derozan signed letters of intent to play basketball at USC next season on Friday (November 16).


Romeo, who is the son of Hip-Hop mogul Master P., is also a standout honor student, who played for Beverly Hills High School.


At 6 feet and 170 pounds, the rapper will graduate this Spring with a full scholarship as one of the Top 15 high school point guards in the United States.


As a point guard, Romeo averaged 15 points and nine assists per game. He is looking to fill the void that will be left by West Virginia standout, O.J. Mayo.


“USC is like a dream in a bubble,“ Romeo told “It’s the best of both worlds -a great film school and a great basketball program. O.J. Mayo brought a lot of attention and excitement to the school and next year when he leaves, I plan to carry it on.”


Demar Derozan, who is ranked the #1 high school shooting guard in the United States by the LeBron James Nike Camp, is also on board to play for USC.


Derozan, who stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 205 pounds, averages 24 points and eight rebounds per game and has been ranked one of the Top 10 players in the nation for the past four years.


He looks forward to playing under USC’s Coach Tim Floyd, who coached the Chicago Bulls and The New Orleans Hornets before landing at USC.


“I always in my heart wanted to go to a college near home in California,” Derozan told “With Coach Floyd doing a such great job last year, the decision to go to USC was a no-brainer.”

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