Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports is reporting USC Trojans forward Malik Martin is transferring from USC to USF.
USC transfer Malik Martin has committed to South Florida, sources told @CBSSports. Two years of eligibility remaining.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 2, 2016
Under normal circumstances Martin would have to sit out the 2016-17 season, but still have two years of eligibility remaining. It isn't known if USF intends to apply for any type of hardship waiver where he would be available immediately.
@StampedeSBN did not play a lot, only about six minutes a game. However, he brings energy off the bench.— Conquest Chronicles (@CChroniclesSBN) May 2, 2016
The important things you need to know about new USF Basketball transfer Malik Martin. pic.twitter.com/e3iK7trdWc— Collin Sherwin (@USFCollin) May 2, 2016
Martin averaged 6.6 minutes, 1.8 points, and 1.5 rebounds per game last season in 27 appearances. Those numbers were significantly down from his 2014-15 freshman season where he averaged 17.9 minutes, 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per contest.
Related: former USF point guard Chris Capko was named an assistant coach at USC two weeks ago. Capko was Director of Basketball Operations at Southern Cal for two seasons before working last year as an assistant at FAU in Boca Raton.