The already intense UCLA versus UCLA rivalry just got a bit more interesting.
The Trojans announced Wednesday that All-MPSF setter Sam Kobrine will transfer from UCLA and join USC as a graduate student for the 2022 season.
Kobrine finished last season eighth in the nation with a 10.34 assists per game average and guided the Bruins to the fifth-best attack percentage in the nation at .330. He also had both a career-high 136 digs and 38 blocks as UCLA finished in second place in the MPSF and narrowly missed the final at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament.
Along with being the starting setter during his senior year, Korbine primarily played opposite and outside attacker throughout his first three seasons with the Bruins.
Korbine graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in political science and will pursue his master’s degree in social entrepreneurship while at USC.
USC two years removed from reaching the NCAA Tournament ended last season in fifth place in the MPSF and lost in the conference tournament quarterfinals.