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USC's Floyd tired of hoops foreign aide

June 2, 2009 |  5:20 pm

USC basketball Coach Tim Floyd expressed his displeasure with those he thinks lure college players into turning pro too soon. During USC's Coaches Tour 2009, Floyd noted, "Kansas has two players who would have been NBA lottery picks, Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins, and they are returning to school. Good for them. Our guys get an offer from Islamabad and they’re gone.”

USC has had eight players jump early during Floyd's four seasons, four of which were this year. That includes forward Marcus Johnson, who played 16 games as a reserve and averaged 3.6 points. Still, one could point out that Floyd's program has been significantly enhanced by one-and-done players such as O.J. Mayo and DeMar DeRozan.

For more on Floyd's concerns about the future of his USC program go to later or see tomorrow's Los Angeles Times.

-- Chris Foster