USC women’s basketball commit Rian Forestier scores 62 points in high school game

The USC Trojans already have JuJu Watkins on their roster. Next season, they are bringing in the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in women’s college basketball. Part of that rock-star class is 2024 combo guard Rian Forestier.

Want to get a sense of how good she is? Try this: Forestier scored 62 points in a high school game earlier this week.

If you have been following USC women’s basketball closely, you know that JuJu Watkins is trying to carry the scoring workload on her shoulders. Sometimes, McKenzie Forbes and Kayla Padilla are able to help her, but there have been several games this season in which Watkins is taking far more shots than any other USC player. Too much of the burden to score is falling on Watkins alone. USC needs to diversify its offense and have elite secondary and third options.

This is where Forestier and the other members of the incoming recruiting class come into play. Lindsay Gottlieb is assembling a team in which Watkins will have high-end help around her on the court. Defenses will have to pick their poison, and they will be a lot more limited in terms of their ability to double-team JuJu or anyone else on the floor. USC stars will get a lot of one-on-one situations with more floor space, ideal for a roster with so much star power.

It’s only going to get better for USC women’s basketball. Rian Forestier is part of that reality.

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