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#pounditThursday, February 9, 2023

Son of ex-Lakers champion lands scholarship offer from USC

Jan 24, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; USC Trojans head coach Andy Enfield instructs from the bench in the first half the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Galen Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The University of Southern California has officially extended an offer to the son of a well-known local.

Eric Bossi of 247 Sports reported on Monday that Tajh Ariza, son of veteran NBA forward Trevor Ariza, has gotten a scholarship offer from USC. Tajh, a 6-foot-5 small forward in the class of 2026, has also received an offer from fellow Pac-12 school Washington, marking his first two scholarship offers.

Playing for St. Bernard High School of Playa Del Rey, Calif., Tajh is still only a freshman. But he will draw extra attention because of his famous father, who played 18 years in the NBA (including winning a championship in the area with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009). Trevor also played his college ball locally at UCLA.

The Trojans (and their affiliates) are clearly fans of second-generation sports stars. This is not the first such story we have heard in recent weeks.

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