USC's Elijah Weaver, left, Arizona's Nico Mannion as he drives to the basket in the first half of the game at Galen Center on February 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images
Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

USC transfer puts Dayton Flyers in his final three

Elijah Weaver has two seasons of eligibility remaining

Southern California transfer Elijah Weaver will decide between the Dayton Flyers, Arkansas and Central Florida, he announced Friday. Weaver told ESPN’s Jeff Borzello and Josh Gershon, of 247Sports.com he would make his decision in June.

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Weaver, a 6-foot-6  guard from Cocoa, Fla., averaged 5.1 points in 28 games as a freshman and 6.6 points in 30 games last season as a sophomore. He started 19 games over the two seasons and averaged more than 20 minutes per game in each season. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining and likely would have to sit out the 2020-21 season.

Weaver was a four-star recruit who ranked 45th in the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports.com composite rankings. He ranked 37th on ESPN’s top 100 list.

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Weaver entered the transfer portal in April. On Twitter, he wrote, “I appreciate you for welcoming me with open arms, the past two years in Southern California have been nothing but fun. Memories and relationships that I’ve built and the people I’ve been able to meet I’ll cherish forever. But all good things come to an end.”

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Dayton has three scholarships open for the 2020-21 season. That’s assuming Chase Johnson doesn’t return to the program — he medically withdrew from school in January — and also that Jalen Crutcher and Ibi Watson, who have both entered their name in the draft, do return for their final seasons.

Next season, Dayton loses four players who will exhaust their eligibility: Crutcher, Watson, Rodney Chatman and Jordy Tshimanga.

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