Junior Elijah Stewart to remain at USC basketball

first_imgJunior guard Elijah Stewart will remain at USC next season.The Trojans’ leading 3-point shooter last year, Stewart announced his intention to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft on April 11 but didn’t submit his paperwork by the league’s deadline on Sunday night.This will come as welcome news to head coach Andy Enfield, who will retain one of his most lethal scorers for the 2017-18 season. Stewart’s 78 3-pointers led the team by more than 30 baskets last year, and he has a chance to break USC’s all-time record for 3-point baskets next season. He currently sits in sixth place — one make short of tying Harold Miner for fifth.Though Stewart is now out of the pre-draft process, two of his Trojan teammates remain. Sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright and redshirt sophomore guard Shaqquan Aaron both submitted their documents, but because they have not hired an agent, they can still withdraw from the draft until May 24.Stewart will return to a crowded and talented Trojan backcourt, as Duke transfer Derryck Thornton will be eligible next season to complement Stewart, junior guard Jordan McLaughlin and Aaron, should he choose to return as well.last_img read more

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Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals’ first-team offense looked like their week-ago selves when they took the field Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. against the Minnesota Vikings. The unit needed nine plays to march 93 yards down field in 3:26, ending their opening drive with a one-yard Jonathan Dwyer rushing touchdown on 3rd and Goal.Palmer completed three of six pass attempts on the drive, targeting Larry Fitzgerald on three occasions and hooking up with him for a 20-yard pass down the right sideline. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img In the following play, receiver Jaron Brown broke the drive open with a 51-yard run after a screen pass to the left, which featured some key blocking from fellow receiver John Brown.Palmer’s day was done following a four-play, 25-yard second drive, which ended in a punt. In all, he completed 4 of 8 pass attempts, accruing 91 yards thanks to a 91.1 passer rating. Running back Andre Ellington, meanwhile, grabbed just five yards on two rushing attempts.Both Fitzgerald and Jaron Brown retired for the day having reeled in a pair of catches on four targets. John Brown also had a 22-yard reception. – / 25 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   last_img read more

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