NCAA Basketball: Analyzing USC transfer Elijah Weaver’s final 3 options – Busting Brackets


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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 30: Elijah Weaver #3 of the USC Trojans (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

Former USC Trojans guard Elijah Weaver has narrowed his transfer list down to three. Here is a look at how he would fit each of those NCAA Basketball schools.

The USC Trojans have undergone a massive roster churn since the unexpectedly early conclusion of the 2019-2020 NCAA Basketball season. Guard Jonah Matthews and forward Nick Rakocevic graduated, while freshman phenom Onyeka Okongwu declared for the NBA draft and hired an agent. They are also losing two players, Nick Sturdivant and Elijah Weaver, to the transfer portal while adding five(!) new transfers to their plate, three who will be immediately eligible.

Weaver was a bit of a surprise, as the rising junior guard had started 19 games over his first two seasons with the Trojans, averaging 5.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

He started USC’s first 14 games last year before eventually heading to the bench for the final 17 and finishing with 6.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

The six-foot-six guard has excellent size and good rebounding ability and was the 45th ranked recruit in the class of 2018 according to 247, and 37th on ESPN’s rankings.

Weaver announced he is choosing between three schools for his next college basketball home: The Dayton Flyers, the Arkansas Razorbacks and the University of Central Florida Golden Knights.

While all three have plenty to offer, here’s a look at why each school is and isn’t a good fit for Weaver, and what he could bring to the table for each squad in the 2021-2022 season – assuming the one-time transfer rule is not lifted by the NCAA.


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