Big news today for the basketball program: J. L. Mann standout Damien Leonard has committed to USC. Leonard's commitment ends a long recruiting saga. Once considered a Clemson lean, Leonard opened up his recruitment after Oliver Purnell left Tiger Town, and Darrin Horn and his staff apparently made quite an impression on him. Leonard, considered one of the elite shooters in this year's crop of talent, is one of the most highly rated players we've signed in quite a while--this is a major coup for Darrin Horn's staff as it continues to try to prove that it can recruit with the big boys in college basketball. Welcome aboard, Damien.