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USC lands 2015 commitment from top-50 forward Chimezie Metu (VIDEO)

USC Introduces New Basketball Coach Andy Enfield

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 03: Basketball coach Andy Enfield addresses the audience during the press conference to introduce Enfield as USC’s new basketball head coach on April 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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USC landed a big commitment on Monday night as the Trojans and head coach Andy Enfield landed a pledge from 2015 four-star power forward Chimezie Metu.

The 6-foot-9, 210-pound Metu announced his commitment to USC on Twitter.

The commitment of Metu is big for USC as they land the No. 46 player in‘s 2015 national rankings. A native of Lawndale, California, Metu attends Lawndale High School and runs with the Oakland Soldiers alongside top-5 classmate Ivan Rabb.

Metu is the first commitment for the Trojans in the 2015 class and he gives Enfield a high-upside forward that could evolve into a potential stretch four. Although Metu is more comfortable closer to the hoop, he will drift to the perimeter as he’s made 3-of-6 three-point attempts during EYBL play this spring.

On the defensive end, Metu moves well enough -- and is big enough -- to guard power forwards and centers and should also be a solid rebounder from day one thanks to his length and athleticism.

USC beat a top five that included Arizona State, Cal, Creighton and Harvard for Metu’s commitment.

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