The USC football game against Stanford this past Saturday turned into a star-studded affair as more Los Angeles-based celebrities graced the sidelines. Rappers Bino Rideaux and Blxst added to the glitz and glamour of the event, joining the USC community in celebrating their team’s impressive 56-10 victory over Stanford.
In a captivating snapshot shared on USC’s official Twitter account, Bino Rideaux and Blxst were seen alongside former USC basketball sensation, DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan, who began his remarkable journey in LA during his freshman season in 2008-2009, made quite an impact during his short stint as a Trojan. His exceptional talents earned him a coveted spot in the Toronto Raptors after being selected as the ninth overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.
During his single year as a Trojan, DeRozan achieved remarkable milestones. His stellar performances on the court earned him a spot on the Pac-12 All-Freshman team, the All Pac-12 tournament team, and the prestigious title of Pac-12 tournament MVP.
DeRozan’s stats during that year were nothing short of impressive, averaging 13.9 points per game, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists, while boasting an impressive 52% field goal percentage. Since then, DeRozan has continued to shine in the NBA, showcasing his talent over 14 seasons with the Bulls, Spurs, and Raptors. His career averages speak for themselves, with 21 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.
DeRozan’s remarkable journey has seen him selected for six All-Star games and securing three All-NBA team placements, solidifying his status as one of the league’s elite players.
Despite his bustling NBA career, DeRozan, a Compton native, remains deeply connected to USC. Whenever he returns to LA, whether it’s for a match against the Lakers or the Clippers, DeRozan can often be found at USC games or practices on his off days. As the offseason rolls on, DeRozan seems to be making the most of his time by supporting his alma mater’s football games, proving that his Trojan spirit remains as strong as ever.