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3 former Trojans sign with overseas pro basketball teams

September 27, 2011 |  1:22 pm

USC-logo Former USC men's basketball players Marcus Johnson, Marcus Simmons and Alex Stepheson have each signed contracts to play professionally overseas, USC announced Tuesday.

Johnson, a guard whose final season was in 2009-10, has signed to play for the Sundsvall Dragons in the Swedish Basketball League. A season ago he played in Croatia.

Simmons, a guard who was named the 2011 Pacific 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year and graduated last season, has signed to play forthe Yokohama B-Corsairs in the Japan Basketball League.

Stepheson, a foward who graduated last season, has joined the Proteas Danoi AEL in the Cyprus. 

-- Baxter Holmes