6-6 shooting guard Malik Ellison of Burlington, NJ has USC in his final six along with Minnesota, Maryland (his sister plays there), Temple, Rutgers and Cal.
The Gamecocks are relatively new in the picture with Ellison whose father, former Louisville star and #1 NBA draft pick Pervis Ellison, also is his coach.
"I've mostly been talking to coach Perry Clark and he's been up to see me," Ellison said. "And I texted with Coach Martin today. I know a little (about USC) but not much. I'd say there's medium interest but I'm looking forward to knowing more about them."
Ellison said there's a "decent" chance he'll taken an official visit to USC. He's already taken an official visit to Minnesota and he has the Golden Gophers as his current favorite. He's like to make his decision within a month.
This season Ellison estimated he averaged 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
"Coaches like how I'm competitive," he said. "I'm a good shooter, scorer, and a good three point shooter."