Romeo to Attend USC on Basketball Scholarship

During a news conference at a hotel in Beverly Hills on Monday (November 19), rapper and actor Romeo signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Southern California on a basketball scholarship. According to the Associated Press, Romeo, who is currently a guard on the Beverly Hills High basketball team, is ranked among the top 15 prep point guards in the nation. The teenage son of No Limit founder Master P will join fellow high school hoops stars DeMar DeRozan and Donte Smith on the USC team. Last season he averaged 13.9 points and 5.6 assists per game. “This is the most important thing I’ve had to do and hopefully it sends a message to kids across the country that education is more important than money,” Romeo explained during the news conference. “Getting a college scholarship is more important than winning an American Music Award, and I plan to be the best student-athlete I can be at USC.” Master P’s own ambitions to play professional basketball are well documented, and the mogul tried out for two NBA teams during the 1990’s, but failed to make the cut.

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  • MAJOR

    13.9 and 5.6=WACK!. i averaged more than that in high school and i wasnt ranked. TOP 15 my ass! he got up there because of who he is. I know i sound like the mad rapper right now but fuck dat! WHERE DA FUCK IS MY SCHOLARSHIP! LOL. nah but on the real though, do ya thang man. I neva seen dude play but i hope he goes far

    • you a dumb ass

      man Stop Hating. Who cares how much you averaged in high school. This is about Romeo doing big things. This is a god example of putting something more valuable first. and yes Im white.

      • Vuitton Gotti

        Co-sign, I just knew somebody was gonna have some hatin ass shit to say, even if it ain’t about rap. I really see that no matter whatchu do in life. Muthafuckaz gon talk any fuckin way. Do it big Romeo.

        • og

          congrats to romeo…i’m sure the offer was made on his aau/camp play not his high schoool numbers…but HONESTLY PEOPLE–how can master p accept a SCHOLORSHIP for his son with a clear concience??? WTF?? pay the tuition man!!let someone else get the free ride!!!!!!! good luck on the bball team though–hopefully oj mayo will pass the ball at least once so romeo can get a shot or two off…

    • Danny

      I bet there is a minature writing next to your name that says; Hater!

      Big ups to the kid! Rich by default but still hustlin to get his own…

      Now thats whats up…

    • nellz

      u prolly played with a buncha whack niggas. Prolly didnt play aau…and u probably didnt go to a prep school

    • me

      DUMB ASS MUTHAFUCKA WHO CARES BOUT YOU!

      LOOK AT STEVE NASH HE DOESN’T AVERAGE THAT MUCH POINTS
      BUT STILL GETS THE WORK DONE…THATS WHY HE ONE OF THE BEST YOU DUMB MUTHAFUCKA.

    • lol

      u prolly played for a wack ass school in a wack ass league

    • http://xxlmag.com Tre Trilla

      Major stop Hatin Im from the N.O and lil 1 can ball, USC has the top Rucruits in the country they have the #1 High School Player in the U.S on the team O.J Mayo and Reggie Bush just left also O.J simpson went there so who the fuck need publicity homie, dont hate the player u no the rest… Dont try to say u hope he do well after u said all that sour shit, Pussy go off yaself. We got another brotha taking over the white man sport and getting paid and u want to hate, Bitch try to swallow the knife u cut the turkey with…

    • Wu Clanman

      Man where you play at? Some 1 A school in wyoming or New Mexico or something. Besides You already got a full ride at The University of Haters. Fuckin Bitch……….

  • Fred

    That’s whats up

  • http://myspace.com/youngdeuce513 Young Deuce aka Princinnati

    That is good. Because if Master P was my father I wouldn’t do shit but bask in my fathers wealth so that says a lot about him to still want to go to school when he really doesn’t need to.

  • British B

    I aint even from the states but I think that this dude is making some serious power moves.

    Uni is were you meet the leaders of tommorow and he puttin in his work real early and bwoy if he networking by himself and wid his dads peeps he is good to go no matter how much records he sells.

    Bow wow chasin a lost dream as his fans are now of age to be listenin to lil wayne etc he got dough but he aint got a fall back as strong as this lil dude in fact how much rappers in da game other than Jay-z n kanye tht got fall back plans other than bling bling n hustlenomics

  • chyeah man

    He’ll be right there with OJ Mayo. OJ from my hometown!!!! Know what it is!! West Virginia Stand uPPPPP!!!!! West Va!!!!!!!! What do u know about that!!!

  • FORTY

    I give Lil Romeo mad props man foreal!!! All that money they got and this lil nigga is an “A” student at beverly Hills high and is about to get a basketball scholarship to play at USC………that’s hard work for a lil nigga right there…..Master P must have been on his ass!!! any other nigga who’s parents have money like that would’nt be doing shit!!!

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    Top 15????????

    http://scouthoops.scout.com/a.z?yr=2008&s=75&p=9&c=11&sFirstName=&cfg=bb&sLastName=miller

    Dude ain’t ranked in the country. He’s a one star player. The top ranked guards are 4′s and 5′s.

  • Dharv

    Major sounds like you are hating!!! LOL thats funny

  • FULL OF SHIT

    HE GOT HIS SCHOLARSHIP OFF HIS AAU STATS….COLLEGES DONT REALLY CARE ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL STATS ANYMORE…MY NEPHEW PLAYED AGAINST HIM AT NIKE CAMP…THAT NIGGA WAS DROPPING LIKE 24PPG..IN THAT CAMP…AND THAT WAS AGAINST SOME OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE NATION….HELL MY NEPHEW AVERAGED 17.0…DURING THE REGULAR SEASON…AND 24.0..DURING THE SUMMER IN THE AAU..AND HE GOT A DIVISION 1 SCHOLARSHIP.. HE IS LEGIT NO FRAUD…HE IS A TRUE POINT GUARD…NOT OJ MAYO

    • the one

      That’s very true. The majority of my friends got their Scholarships the same way. But they still averaged more than 15 a game In H.S. and they played Nationally Ranked Catholic Schools. Paterson Catholic, Tim Thomas went here way back too)Paterson N.J, Bergen Catholic, Oradell N.J..

      My friends lil brother, Jordan Theodores’ signed with Seton Hall last week, he attends Paterson Catholic, He’s also a junior and will destroy Romeo. No lie. Watch out for Jordan at Seton Hall next year.

  • the one

    Also, the ABCD camp that’s held In N.J., Romeo attended when O.J, Lance Stephenson and Derrick Rose, Brandon Jennings and a bunch of other high caliber guards were gettin busy and this lil dude Romeo had like 3 points In like 3 games. No Lie.

  • http://yahoo.com bay area all day

    romeo is a good baller, but the only reason why he going for an education is he cant rap for shit, bow wow is better than him and he cant rap for shit, just stick to ball romeo

    • www.UCanMakeBeats.com

      nah bay area all day, you wrong fam…
      him going to school has nothing to do with the rap game and every thing to do with the fact that he already has more paper than 75% of the dudes who you think got skills and thankfully he has a father who is sharp enough to instill in him sound values…

      so rather than dumb-down and be a rapper all his life, he is taking the game to another level and will be owning the labels and distribution companies that the rappers with skills will be signed to…

  • Lancelot

    Why does Lil Romeo Need A Scholorship??????? Didn’t he have his own crib @ like 9???? w.t.f?

    • Lancelot

      F’in media – Whatever if my comment is taken as hate – I’m haiting on a rich kid with all the chances to do ANYTHING in the world getting a free ride for basketball? How sterio typical sounding is that???? It’s cool if you get to live your dream, but donate the scholorship money to Your P miller foundation or something
      -lil dude is set for life even if he becomes a crack head – not saying he will, but that’s how caked up that family is -

  • Fred

    Folks will hate on anything. There is nothing to hate on. A young man with his priorities straight. He is talking about his education not basketball. Hell if i was to hate on anything it would be why don’t he donate the proceeds of his scholarship to help a student affected by Katrina, not that my cousin nem can beat dude and is better then him.

  • Sol

    Actually, he already had that scholarship offer before this season. He averaged 19 pts., 5 assists, and 2 steals a game as a junior. And whether yall know it or not, recruiting is alot bigger than just stats. They take into account how athletic someone is, family history of athleticism, level of competition, and they also consider your GRADES. So don’t knock that man for going D1 and gettin money. Keep doin you.

  • http://XXLMAG DUNFIYA

    I DON’T KNOW MAN,HE WENT TO BEVERLY HILLS HIGH, AND THEM PUNKS CAN’T BALL.HE DOIN S#$% THAT ANY PERSON THAT GOT A SILVERSPOON IN THEIR MOUTH “SHOULD” DO.HE WAS A “CORNBALL BOW WOW CLONE”,YOUR STATS SUCK BUT DO YA THING KID…HE AINT DONATE BECAUSE JUST LIKE HIS POPS HE TURNED HIS BACK ON NEW ORLEANS,P WAS REALLY A RICHMOND JIG ANYWAY.SHOW KIDS EDUCATION IS WORTH MORE THAN MONEY?TRY TELLING MY GHETTO YOUTH THAT DONT HAVE NICKELODEON OR FATHER THAT AINT NO STAR THAT SH#$% PUSSYCLOT BWOY

  • MAJOR

    i wasnt hatin just statin the facts baybee! But romeo cool. Like other dude said if master p was my dad i wouldnt b doin shit so dats a good look. Like i said i neva even seen da nigga play i was jus bullshittin. OOOH THEY SO SENSITIVE!!!!!!!LOL

  • stoneyisland

    A young brother, making money, abou to go to college on a scholarship and ALL YOU HATING ASS NIGGERS CAN DO IS critize this young black man? it’s NIGGERS like you who are still living in big mamas basement, still living your high school past that are holding back our people. I am proud ANYTIME a young brother or sister does something positive but leave it up to you HATEFUL NIGGERS to find something negative in the situation. I hate NIGGERS but LOVE black people. You haters go kill yourselfs the world will be better without you crab barrel ass muthafuckas. Romeo do your thing young brother, be successful and live your dream.

    • Vuitton Gotti

      Exactly, that’s why we are always on the bottom.

  • YA DADDY

    ALL U LAMES MUTHAFUCKAZ SHUT THA FUCK UP..
    WHAT THA FUCK DOES THIS HAVE 2 DO WITH HIP HOP
    NOT A GOTDAMN THANG
    MUCH SUCCESS LIL ROMEO THOUGH
    BUT XXL KEEP THIS SHIT ON TRACK MAFUCKAZ

  • Ghost Deini

    Hope he goes far, but that kid don’t need a fuckin scholarship. Give it to somebody that needs it.

  • DirtDogggy

    Naw, it’s about a name brand getting recognition because of the family origionators.

    24ps, 12 reebs and 5as was my little high off weed high school numbers, not mad but this is just another example of a name brand that gets in for no reason.

    Side note : Big P sucked elaphantitus nuts on the Raptors after he payed to play, lmfasssdao at this fu.

  • DirtDogggy

    I was at the bitch ass game when P hit a couple 3′s for Toronto, can’t remember if it was a regular season but he got cut eaither way. You know what they say, ” you gotta pay to play” lmkmjnsand.

  • MARK CARTEL

    master p did get cut early but least da nigga can say he almost made it 2 da league…as 4 romeo his stats aint all dat but it mite b his hustle on da court dat got people attention…either way him and his daddy got way more money than all of us sittin here bloggin bout they asses…so fuck it mite as well root 4 dem dudes…do ur thing lil homie!!!

  • white widow maker

    that is the last kid that needs a scholarship, how bout somebody that cant afford the shit

  • British B

    Well by the ammount of responses romeo getting its seems like its a emotional topic n rightfully so.

    Let me get this straight dont we all want our kids to not go through the sh*t we went through and have the benefits of our grind to make it better for there kids

    Y cant we loose that mentality of the streets is the only way out of the gutter aint we all trying to get out.

    At the end of the day he starting at the bottom of the big boy level and working his way up. Aint nowt wrong wid that. You can be on top of the streets but still got to start at the bottom of the big boy level to clean your shit up.

    P made the sacrifice & romeo got a look at both sides of the game wid c-murder and his dad. they done some dirt and paid hella dues to both sides of the game. wht you think c sayin to romeo well he sure aint sayin the streets is the key he sayin be in control of your own destiny…

    One thing in a nut shell there is no remorse or sympathy for those with potential that do not use it whether in or out the game…

    DUNFIYA you sound like u was one of those ones hatin on p bk in the day when he made that network move to richmond. we all knw richmond a unsympathetic mud gully of a spot n he turned that spot into a dynasty 4 his whole fam p aint ever turned his back on new orleans he brought millions back 4 a whole load of niggas and even helped snoop on the way. u didnt see the vison then and still dont u need to play a lil chess n exercise your brain as your king is wide open for taking think ahead but not with emotion look back but with honor

  • #1

    Master P played for the hornets. his kid shouldn’t have taken the scholarship though, he should have said to himself there might be a kid well educated with b ball skill that may not get the chance to make it anywhere

  • Biggie

    good luck at usc dawg

  • sozzay

    To teh British B dude. Keep that fall back plan stuff to yourself when talking about Lil Wayne. That dude is taking college classes and has been for a few years. I still don’t understand why he (and others) don’t tell their fans about that type of stuff a little more. Everyone of your fans won’t see the riches that you have. But, everyone of them can get an education and make something more of themselves. You can hang on the block only so long. That education can open doors, that the block will never open. EDUCATION BLACK FOLKS!!! Time to take it seriously! Your favorite rappers are getting one. They just aren’t letting you in on that secret.

  • Meezy

    Major your time is over I bet you are a super employee at wackarnolds let the young n shine

  • British B

    Sozzay your opinion is valid. I should of put that across a lil beta rather than stereo type every rapper in the game.

    what i should say is that instead of suckin they own dick bout the ammount of money they got.

    They should show a lil insight in2 progress they makin in the board room and share the knowledge on how the people they got around them r equipped and trained to keep them in the spotlight and gettin money.

    Then we probably would have less of that i get $7 dollars a lp bullshit and brought a bentley drop n lil more i gt seven a pop n invested 2 in operating 1 in retirement 1 in bonds etc that would help us to keep a few dollars rather than copy cat spend on clothes n jewellery we cant afford

  • sunonlyshineson1

    romeo sucks, he takes scholarship from orthers. he could pay to go to school,but instead he needs it as a step in his life well orthers are trying to get out of the hood good job romeo

  • princerudynasim

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    im pretty sure u fucking idiot noting romeo prob lives in the south he’s not getting this scholarship becuase of his name but because he’s nice plus universities could give a shit of u from the hood or not. romeo wow though big ups all i have to say TAKE THAT LITTLE BOW WOW

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