6-8 forward RJ Slawson of Fort Dorchester Thursday announced a commitment to USC. Slawson said he told the Gamecock coaches of his decision Wednesday night. He picked USC over Clemson, Auburn, Cincinnati and VCU.
"It's a relief," Slawson said. "I liked their facilities and coach Horn seems like a nice guy. He knows his stuff. He can help me get to the next level. Their playing style fits me perfectly. It's up tempo. If I want to shoot threes, i can shoot threes. If I want to go inside, I can go inside. The versatility suits me."
Last season Slawson averaged 19 points and 9 rebounds per game. He's the second commitment for the Gamecocks' 2010 class joining point guard Eric Smith.