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Spots To Be Opening Up At USC Next Year?
Don't Count On It--(Dec. 10, 1998)

The Daily News reported yesterday that USC guard Quincy Wilder left the basketball team for a day last week and considered transferring because he was upset over playing time. Wilder departed last Thursday but returned to the team Friday, although he was suspended from that night's game against UC Santa Barbara for missing classes. "I think Quincy is having some problems, like every kid who's been a star," USC coach Henry Bibby said. "I'm sure he's not getting the minutes he would like. Again, I don't dictate the minutes, the players do. If you want to play, you have to show me something. We have five coaches evaluating who should be playing."

Wilder, a junior college transfer from Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash., has averaged 5.0 points and 1.75 assists per game in 14.5 minutes of action. He is a former Mr. Washington, who was considered the top guard in the state two years ago. Wilder has played point guard for the Trojans, although he played shooting guard in high school and junior college. He transferred to USC with teammate Brian Scalabrine, who is USC's leading scorer (14.4 points) and rebounder (7.6).

So if he leaves who'll get the spot?  There are several likely candidates, including Tito Maddox (6'-4" Sr. PG) from Compton. We don't think the likliehood of Quincy leaving is all that great though and wouldn't really bet on a spot opening up at USC next season, but then you just never know until you know.

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