D.J. Rodman, Dennis Rodman's son, to join Bronny James at USC
Bronny James won't be the only son of an NBA great on the USC basketball team next season.
D.J. Rodman, the son of Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, announced Tuesday he will transfer from Washington State to USC to play his final collegiate season.
This won't be the first time James has played with NBA progeny, as he played with Zaire Wade, the son of Dwyane Wade, at Sierra Canyon High School.
The younger Rodman recently finished his senior season at Washington State, where he averaged 9.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 41.3% from the field and 38.1% from 3-point range. The 6-foot-4 forward figures to be a solid depth piece on an overhauled Trojans team next season.
James announced his commitment on Saturday, giving the program a top-30 recruit as well as the most followed player in amateur basketball. It had already secured the talents of Isaiah Collier, ranked as the No. 1 recruit of the Class of 2023 by Rivals, plus four-star forward Arrinten Page.
They might not be done either, as five-star center Aaron Bradshaw, currently a Kentucky commit, is represented by Klutch Sports for NIL deals and has been rumored as a potential USC addition if Wildcats star big man Oscar Tshiebwe elects to return for a fifth year. Bradshaw is ranked as Rivals' No. 2 recruit.
All of that talent will be in addition to returning starters Boogie Ellis, Kobe Johnson and Joshua Morgan. Ellis led the team in scoring last season, while Morgan and Johnson both made the Pac-12 All-Defensive team.