Rapper Romeo, son of rap mogul Master P, is reportedly putting his music career on hold to play college basketball. According to Fox Sports, Percy “Romeo” Miller committed to USC coach Tim Floyd and his Trojans on Friday (April 13), where he is expected to play and attend school.
The 17-year-old rapper showed up on Friday to let Floyd know he planned to come to USC after he graduates. His father, Master P, feels like it’s the right decision for his son.
“It’s great for him,” said Master P told FoxSports.com. “USC is a great school and I felt like he made a great decision.”
Romeo averaged 13.9 points and 5.6 assists per game at Beverly Hills High as a junior this past season and showed and proved he could play last summer at the ABCD Camp in New Jersey.
“He’s got a lot to prove because of his name,” said Demar Derozan, Romeo’s best friend and also a top scouted high school player. “He’s no gimmick. He can play and is going to be one of the top point guards in the 2008 class.”
With basketball dreams in the future, the young rapper will focus solely on the sport, according to his father, but will have other schooling as a backup, just in case.
“He can be polishing up his film career at USC,” Master P said. “When he’s finished after four years at 21 or 22 years old, he’ll hopefully be able to take either basketball to the next level or Hollywood to the next level.”
“This is what it’s all about,” he added. “I’m just glad he has the opportunity to do both.”