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USC's Chimezie Metu Criticizes Fans For Not Coming To Home Games After They Blast Him For Sitting Out NIT

A general view of USC's basketball court.

LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 12: General view of the Galen Center on opening night before the women's volleyball match between the Stanford Cardinal and the Southern California Trojans on October 12, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. The volleyball match was the first event held in the new arena, which will also be home to USC's men's and women's basketball and men's volleyball teams. (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

USC star Chimezie Metu doesn't seem too thrilled with his program's fan base.

USC was surprisingly snubbed from the NCAA Tournament this year, and instead, earned a bid to play in the NIT. Star player Chimezie Metu is choosing not to play in the event - citing his focus on the future. The decision has been a bit controversial, to say the least.

Metu has been getting heat from fans on social media for not playing with his teammates. Tuesday night, he took to Twitter to both defend himself and take a bit of a shot at USC fans. In short, he criticized them for not coming to home games. Metu's tweets were deleted, but Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times took screenshots.

USC's first contest in the NIT came Tuesday night, and the Trojans outlasted UNC Asheville in four overtimes. Clearly, they could have used him.

Metu averaged 15.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest this past year. The junior forward, who measures in at 6-foot-11, 225 pounds, will likely declare for the NBA Draft.