The number of USC players from the 2017-18 squad that will be vying for NBA roster spots this summer has grown to four. The latest to sign on with a team is guard Elijah Stewart, who has a deal with the Indiana Pacers.
— USC Men's Basketball (@USC_Hoops) June 22, 2018
The 6-foot-5 Stewart averaged 11.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range as a senior for the Trojans. In his four-year career he scored 1,402 points and drained a school-record 245 triples.
Stewart joins three other USC players who were either drafted or signed free-agent deals with NBA teams. Guard De’Anthony Melton, who did not play for the Trojans last season because of his involvement with an FBI investigation, was drafted 46th by the Houston Rockets and forward Chimezie Metu went 49th to the San Antonio Spurs. Guard Jordan McLaughlin signed a deal with the Brooklyn Nets to play on their NBA Summer League team.