Social media reaction to USC women’s basketball landing Juju Watkins, USA’s No. 1 recruit

USC women’s basketball under coach Lindsay Gottlieb was not a quick fix. Sure, there was an expectation that a coach with Gottlieb’s credentials and track record would eventually get this ship turned around. There’s no question that Gottlieb’s expertise and credibility would be attractive to recruits and would eventually build a much better, more robust product at USC.

However, with Stanford, Arizona, Oregon and UCLA all residing in a stacked Pac-12 Conference — where women’s basketball has been extremely good without USC in the mix — USC wasn’t instantly going to muscle its way to the top.

It was going to take time. The program did, however, need that big moment when the landscape changed and a transformative new player altered the equation.

Enter Juju Watkins, the nation’s top-ranked recruit, who committed to USC on Tuesday. We have reactions and notes:

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16 YEARS

THE BIG DOUBLE

THE MOMENT

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WOJ PARACHUTES IN

PUPPY!

MARKETING

LINCOLN RILEY WELCOMES JUJU WATKINS

HYPE MACHINE

TEAM BUILDING

INTERVIEW

FROM JUJU HERSELF

SERIOUSLY

STAYING HOME

SOME CLIPS

LINDSAY GOTTLIEB ON THE BIG NEWS

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire