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Trojan Tuesday: Brody Kozlowski makes the call for USC

USC landed its third commitment of the 2024 cycle on Tuesday, when four-star forward Brody Kozlowski announced his intention to sign with the Trojans. Kozlowski, who attends Utah’s Corner Canyon High school and plays grassroots with the Utah Prospects on the adidas 3SSB circuit, chose USC over fellow finalists BYU, UCLA, Cal and San Diego State.


There are sometimes vast differences between high-level college prospects and NBA hopefuls. So while the 6-foot-7 Kozlowski may not be the latter because of his lack of truly elite length at 4, his skill level production suggests he may well develop into the former. His fluidity and ability to shoot it from the outside make him a headache for which to game plan. He’s also effective in the paint, where he’s proven able to score with his back to the basket if guarded by a smaller defender. In essence, his strength is his versatility on the offensive end. He may run into some unfavorable matchups defensively based solely on size but his strong upper body allows him to play a little bigger than he is, especially on the glass. Kozlowski’s game is skill based and seems tailor made for the Big 10, where he’ll help stretch the floor and draw larger defenders out of the paint.


Kozlowski adds some front court versatility to a class that already includes guards Liam Campbell and Trent Perry. And while USC has a few more high-profile targets they remain involved with, Kozlowski is one of few frontcourt prospects for which USC has pushed this far. In that way, his commitment was vital. The 2024 cycle projects to be a guard-heavy haul for the Trojans on the high school front, even if head coach Andy Enfield could take another big as a late-cycle scholarship filler. That structure made Kozlowski a priority target.