USC four-star freshman forward J'Raan Brooks, a consensus top-100 recruit in the 2019 class, will transfer. Multiple outlets reported the news on Tuesday evening.
Brooks was the No. 19 power forward and No. 83 overall prospect in the 2019 cycle, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings. The Seattle (Wash.) Garfield product was also the No. 2 recruit in the Evergreen State behind fellow USC freshman Kevin Porter Jr.
While the 6-foot-9 Brooks may have arrived in Los Angeles with some fanfare, it didn't translate on the court in his first season. He averaged just 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in 28 appearances.
USC finished 16-17 overall and 8-10 in Pac-12 play.
While Brooks' college career might have gotten off to a slow start, it shouldn't hurt him on the transfer market.
We're talking about a player who had double-digit scholarship offers in high school, including from multiple high-majors.
He should draw considerable interest from schools the second time around as well.