JADEN AGASSI ON THE MEND AFTER SURGERY; USC STATUS UNCLEAR
Jaden Agassi, the son of tennis legends Andre and Stefanie Agassi, has suffered a setback in his promising baseball plans.
A pitcher-third baseman whom scouts have reportedly given the ultimate five-tool rating, Agassi underwent Tommy John surgery last month, it has been confirmed. He has been a member of the Las Vegas Recruits, an independent team made up of rising teen stars.
He had committed to the University of Southern California in September 2017 for the class of 2020. He turns 18 in October.
With USC’s head baseball coach Dan Hubbs out after seven years, I’m hearing Agassi is wavering on his commitment.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect was ranked No. 66 a year ago among the class of 2020 standouts. He told MaxPreps.com a year ago that he would “definitely” consider passing up college if interested in turning pro. Tommy John surgery typically takes a year and a half of recovery and rehabilitation.
He certainly inherited his parents’ athletic genes. His mother won 22 Grand Slam championships and his father eight.