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Tuesday / July 17.
  • Jones, Williams Get Release from USC

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    Point guard Lamont “Momo” Jones of New York and forward Derrick Williams of Calif., have been granted releases from USC, according to the L.A. Times.

    The Trojans have now lost five recruits and four of their best returning players since the end of the season. Head coach Tim Floyd resigned earlier this week in the wake of the O.J. Mayo scandal in which Floyd is alleged to have paid cash to Mayo associate Rodney Guillory.

    It remains unclear if the releases were conditional or unconditional.

    If unconditional, expect Jones to look at Arizona, Florida and Memphis, as reported here yesterday.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.