Onyeka Okongwu on Tuesday warned academics of college basketball with a bright start, and his head coach thought the recall could be even better.
Okongwu, a 18-year-old freshman, participated in the team's first game against Florida A & M. The Trojans then won the final with a final of 77-48.
Then USC coach Andy Enfield reacted favorably to Okongwu's exit.
"If he wants to break the school record, do it in the next game," said Enfield, of Thuc Nhi Nguyen of the Los Angeles Times.
"He is relentless. When this shot is played, it will be somewhere and it will usually go towards basketball, "Enfield continued about Okongwu. "He has great skills, but it's really the mentality. I know a lot of guys who are as athletic as Onyeka, but when that shot goes up, he'll get it. "
Okongwu, who is only 6 feet 9 years old, entered college with a lot of hype after being a five-star rookie and won three league titles at Chino Hills High, the same high school that produced the star of the Pelicans of New Orleans, Lonzo Ball
The freshman kept his promises and more so on Tuesday, and he is part of a freshman class that also includes other worthy talents.