Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • Eron Gordon says he will look at LSU

    Indianapolis Star "Eron Gordon's newest scholarship offer, from LSU, might seem a bit random considering the timing – entering his senior year – and the distance from home. But there is a tie to Louisiana with Gordon's oldest brother, Eric, playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. LSU will be in to see Gordon, a 6-3..." July 09

  • LSU freshman: 'I think we'll win the national championship'

    Sporting News - NCAAB "LSU's incoming trio of top 50 prospects met the Baton Rouge media for the first time on Wednesday and left them with little doubt about the team's intentions this winter. Ben Simmons, former Louisville commit Antonio Blakeney and Brandon Sampson have been on campus at LSU for almost a month now..." July 02

  • LSU basketball gains commitment from University Lab 2016 PF Wayde Sims

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "University Lab power forward Wayde Sims will follow in his father Wayne's footsteps and play his college ball at LSU, the 2016 prospect announced on Sunday. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Sims averaged 17.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game last season while leading the Cubs to a second..." June 29

  • LSU AD: No. 1 recruit Simmons signed off on 'aggressive' ticket campaign

    CBS Sports "Ben Simmons, who at times has been rated the nation's No. 1 basketball recruit, approved of LSU marketing him for season ticket sales, school athletic director Joe Alleva said Wednesday. “Ben and his family totally signed off on it and are excited about it and thrilled,” Alleva said from the..." May 27

  • LSU’s ’25 is coming’ campaign doesn’t try to hide that they’re monetizing Ben Simmons

    College Basketball Talk "LSU has wasted no time in trying to capitalize on the talent of incoming recruit Ben Simmons, a consensus top two prospect in the Class of 2015. This passage comes from a release that LSU sent out on Thursday morning: The LSU Athletics Department announced Wednesday the beginning of its..." May 21

  • LSU lands top 50 Class of 2015 guard Brandon Sampson

    College Basketball Talk "LSU let Brandon Sampson out of their back yard, but they weren’t going to let it happen twice. Sampson, who hails from Baton Rouge, pledged to the Tigers on Monday morning. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard, who is ranked No. 41 in the country, according to Rivals, was originally committed to St...." April 20

  • LSU sophomore Jordan Mickey says he'll enter NBA draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Two years was long enough for Jordan Mickey to make a memorabble splash for the LSU basketball program. It was also long enough, he decided, to prepare for pro basketball. The 6-foot-9 sophomore forward announced Tuesday that he will forego his final two seasons with the Tigers and enter his..." March 31

  • LSU commit Ben Simmons named Gatorade Boys Basketball National Player of the Year

    College Basketball Talk "As the No. 1 player in the Class of 2015, Australia native Ben Simmons has traveled around the world and met plenty of important basketball figures. Being a student of the game, the LSU commit was very surprised on Tuesday when he was pulled out of class at Montverde Academy and former NBA..." March 25

  • LSU sophomore Jarell Martin will enter the 2015 NBA Draft, two sources say

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "One domino has fallen for LSU. And it was not unexpected. Two independent sources close to the Tigers' basketball program said Tuesday that sophomore Jarell Martin has decided to submit his name for the 2015 NBA Draft and forfeit the final two years of college eligibility. One source said..." March 25

  • Craig Victor transferring to LSU

    ESPN "Arizona transfer Craig Victor is headed home to LSU, his AAU coach, Gregg Holmes, told ESPN.com. Oklahoma State was the other finalist for Victor, who announced his transfer from the Wildcats on Tuesday. Victor, a 6-foot-9 power forward, is a New Orleans native. He considered LSU coming out..." January 11

  • Antonio Blakeney commits to LSU over Kentucky, giving the Tigers a potentially loaded roster next season

    SB Nation "Antonio Blakeney finally tied up one of college basketball's most fascinating recruitments by committing to LSU on Friday afternoon. Blakeney, a 6'4 shooting guard, chose the Tigers over Kentucky and Missouri. Blakeney is the No. 14 player and No. 2 shooting guard in the class of 2015, according..." January 02

  • Five star shooting guard Antonio Blakeney will announce his decision Friday

    USA Today "Ridge (Orlando, Fla.) shooting guard Antonio Blakeney will announce his college decision Friday at 4:30 p.m. EST on ESPNU. He’ll decide between LSU, Missouri and Kentucky. When asked if he’s ready to make his collegiate decision, Blakeney simply said, “Yessir!” Blakeney, a five-star recruit..." December 30

  • LSU guard Josh Gray receiving ‘aggressive treatment’ for ankle injury

    The New Orleans Advocate "LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones said Monday that junior point guard Josh Gray was receiving aggressive treatment for an ankle injury he suffered in Saturday night’s 76-67 win against Sam Houston State. Jones said there were no updates on the exact nature or severity of the ankle injury, which..." December 16

  • LSU extends Johnny Jones' contract, grants him a $400,000 per year raise

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Two years into his dream job, LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones has gotten the program headed in the right direction. The LSU Board of Supervisors made sure he will have a chance to keep pushing things forward on Friday. In a regularly monthly meeting, the BOS approved a two-year extension..." October 28

  • LSU basketball scores commitment from Peabody 2017 guard Cedric Russell

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU fans may be disappointed in the result of Saturday night's football game against Mississippi State but the basketball team landed a commitment following the game in Peabody sophomore Cedric Russell." September 23

  • No. 1 overall HS hooper Ben Simmons says he's 100 percent going to LSU

    USA Today "Ben Simmons is well aware that it’s not proper etiquette to answer a question with a question, but this particular question prompted an immediate “eye-squint/c’mon” reaction. After he graduates from Montverde (Montverde, Fla.); is Simmons going to opt for a year overseas rather than heading to..." September 18

  • The Ray Kasongo saga takes another turn on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Ray Kasongo was an Oregon commit up until July 30, when it was reported that he had been denied admission to the university despite having qualified. Several weeks later, and the 2014 power forward is still without a school. He initially keyed in on three programs — Cal, Kansas and Memphis —..." August 20

  • Former Oregon commit Ray Kasongo down to Indiana and LSU

    College Basketball Talk "It’s been an eventful two weeks for 2014 power forward Ray Kasongo. It began on July 30 when he was not admitted to the University of Oregon. As his recruitment reopened he keyed in on three programs. A week later and none of those teams remain in the picture. However, according to a report on..." August 12

  • Matt Derenbecker, former LSU, UNO basketball player, found dead in Ponchatoula

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Matt Derenbecker, who played college basketball at UNO, Dayton and LSU and was a high school star at Country Day, was found dead Sunday in Ponchatoula at a friend's house where he was house sitting, his father, John Derenbecker, said. He was 22. John Derenbecker said Matt did not show up at..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Former LSU reserve Shane Hammink lands at Valparaiso

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The last of three LSU basketball players who left the program shortly after the school year ended has found a landing spot. Rising junior Shane Hammink will play for Valparaiso, a small Division I school in the Horizon League. The Crusaders are coached by Bryce Drew, who gained fame when he..." August 05

  • Ben Simmons is LSU's best basketball recruit since Shaq

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Rivals' No. 1-ranked player in the 2015 class, LSU commit Ben Simmons continues to draw rave reviews. But the latest might just be the best yet. The Sporting News suggested that Simmons is LSU's most prestigious basketball recruit since Shaquille O'Neal 25 years ago. Simmons isn't a center..." July 22

  • New LSU big man Elbert Robinson looks to reshape his body and elevate his potential

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Numbers are woven into sports at every turn. So it's no surprise that LSU freshman Elbert Robinson is a tad hung up on one number in particular. The big Texan arrived on campus earlier this summer as one of the biggest Tigers' recruit in recent memory, and that's in a literal definition, not..." July 13

  • Report: Providence transfer Josh Fortune visits LSU; Colorado, Minnesota in the mix

    College Basketball Talk "The initial reports suggested Josh Fortune transferred out of Providence to be closer to his home in Hampton, Virginia. Based on his recent travel schedule, that doesn’t appear to be the case. Since announcing his departure from Providence, Fortune has heard from plenty of schools, and has..." June 24

  • Cajuns Hoops Officially Adds OSU Transfer Brian Williams

    KATC.com "Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball coach Bob Marlin announced on Wednesday that Baton Rouge native Brian Williams has transferred to play for the Ragin' Cajuns after spending the past three seasons at Big 12 Conference member Oklahoma State. Williams, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound forward, will..." June 19

  • LSU men's basketball hires former NBA head coach Eric Musselman

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU men's basketball Head Coach Johnny Jones announced on Tuesday that former NBA head coach and recent college assistant Eric Musselman will join the Tiger coaching staff as associate coach. The hiring is subject to the standard background check by the athletics department and approval by the LSU..." June 17

  • Former LSU guard Anthony Hickey is eligible to play at Oklahoma State

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU point guard Anthony Hickey will be immediately eligible to play for Oklahoma State for the 2014-15 season, according to the school. LSU coach Johnny Jones confirmed last week that LSU signed off to make that possible. The former LSU point guard was told last month that he would not..." June 16

  • Report: LSU transfer Anthony Hickey likely heading to Oklahoma State

    CBS Sports "Led by its deep and talented perimeter group, Oklahoma State went to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments. However, with the early departure of Marcus Smart, the graduation of Markel Brown and the dismissal of Stevie Clark, coach Travis Ford needs reinforcements. And Ford might have found what he..." June 12

  • LSU basketball eyes Houston transfer Danuel House

    The Advocate "The LSU men’s basketball team’s search to fill two roster spots zeroed in on an early target in Houston transfer Danuel House. The Cougars swingman, a former five-star recruit, is one of the few quality options left in a quickly shrinking pool of players trying to find new schools. A source..." May 24

  • Guard Anthony Hickey among three players no longer with LSU program

    CBS Sports "Anthony Hickey, Malik Morgan and Shane Hammink are no longer LSU basketball players. "These three players will not be a part of the LSU program next season," said LSU coach Johnny Jones. "We thank them for the contributions they made to the LSU basketball team and certainly wish them well in..." May 13

  • LSU's Jordan Mickey announces he'll be back for sophomore season

    CBS Sports "One of the best forwards in the SEC will stay in the league next season. In truth, Jordan Mickey looked to be one of the 10 best freshmen in the country for most of last season. Because of that, some wondered if he'd take the one-and-done route in college. But on Wednesday Mickey, who earned..." April 23

  • Report: LSU’s Johnny O’Bryant III entering NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "Johnny O’Bryant III entered LSU as a McDonald’s All-American and Parade magazine All-American. He’s improved each season in Baton Rouge. But he’s still not a sure-fire draft pick. College seniors are often seen as flawed because they never were good enough to leave early. O’Bryant, who just..." April 01

  • Grant Hill, Shaquille O'Neal headline 2014 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Grant Hill and Shaquille O'Neal had long, successful NBA careers, but before making their impact as pros they terrorized their opponents as college stars at Duke And LSU, respectively. Now they're being recognized for their collegiate greatness. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame..." March 25

  • Louisiana State 71, San Francisco 63

    ProSportsDaily "Freshman forward Jarell Martin scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the visiting Tigers in the first round of the NIT. Shavon Coleman and Johnny O'Bryant III each added 13 points and six rebounds for LSU (20-13). The Tigers will play next at Southern Methodist, a 68-54 winner over..." March 20

  • Kentucky 85, Louisiana State 67

    ProSportsDaily "James Young recorded 21 points, six rebounds and four assists as the Wildcats pulled away from the Tigers in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament in Atlanta. Julius Randle added 17 points and a game-high 16 rebounds while Aaron Harrison scored 14 points for Kentucky (23-9), which will meet..." March 15

  • Louisiana State 68, Alabama 56

    ProSportsDaily "Shavon Coleman recorded 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists as the Tigers downed the Crimson Tide in the second round of the SEC tournament in Atlanta. Tim Quarterman chipped in with a career-high 12 points while Johnny O'Bryant III added 11 points, six rebounds and four assists for LSU..." March 14

  • LSU is equipped with a renewed sense of urgency against Alabama

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There are game plans to master, along with trends and tendencies to get familiar with as LSU and Alabama get ready to meet at the SEC Tournament. There's something else that looms a little more important for both teams, though, at different levels. The 7th-seeded Tigers (18-12) and 10 seed..." March 13

  • Georgia 69, Louisiana State 61

    ProSportsDaily "Charles Mann scored 22 points and Kenny Gaines added 20 as the visiting Bulldogs clinched the No. 3 seed in next week’s SEC tournament by completing a season sweep of the Tigers. Mann collected 10 rebounds and shot 12-of-14 from the foul line for Georgia (18-12, 12-6 SEC), which shot 47.9..." March 09

  • Louisiana State 57, Vanderbilt 51

    ProSportsDaily "Johnny O'Bryant III tallied 25 points and 10 rebounds as the visiting Tigers were able to shake off an ugly first half and snap their seven-game road losing streak. Andre Stringer scored 11 points off the bench, going 8-of-8 at the foul line, as LSU (18-11, 9-8 SEC) survived despite shooting..." March 07

  • Florida 79, Louisiana State 61

    ProSportsDaily "Dorian Finney-Smith finished with 16 points and Casey Prather scored 12 of his 14 in the second half as the host Gators pulled away for their 21st consecutive win. Prather, who was 4-for-15 from the floor in his previous two games, went 6-of-7 in this one to spur a 57.4-percent showing for..." March 02

  • Louisiana State 68, Texas A&M 49

    ProSportsDaily "Freshman Jarell Martin hit a career-high four 3-pointers and scored 20 points for the second time in three games as the host Tigers used a huge second-half run to cruise past the Aggies. Johnny O'Bryant III added 15 points and nine rebounds for LSU (17-10, 8-7 SEC), which avenged an 83-73..." February 27

  • Randle basket beats LSU 77-76 in OT

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Kentucky fans — and players — had reason to fret on Saturday. LSU, which has the personnel to look Kentucky in the eye and not blink, led by a point with 12 seconds remaining in overtime. Throughout this season, Kentucky and close games have been the Wile E. Coyote and Acme Company of college..." February 23

  • LSU will face Cats without Tim Quarterman

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU will be one more down, as freshman G Tim Quarterman is absent. He went home to Savannah for a family friend's funeral. That leaves #LSU with 9 scholarship players and 2 walk-ons available to take on 18th-ranked Kentucky (3 p.m. | ESPN). The 6-foot-6 Quarterman, who is expected back at..." February 22

  • LSU hopes to catch Hogs snoozing at home in Fayetteville

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "College athletes are supposed to have steely focus. It's all about the task at hand. But if you have an ounce of normalcy, you're going to sneak a peek of what's going on around you. Which is what some of LSU's basketball upperclassmen are doing with the SEC regular season race that enters the..." February 14

  • LSU junior forward Johnny O'Bryant recognized as the SEC Player of the Week

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU junior Johnny O'Bryant may have had better weeks than last week. Not many, though. The SEC noticed, naming the Tigers' 6-foot-9, 256-pound junior the Player of the Week. In victories against Kentucky and Arkansas, O'Bryant scored 52 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, knocking down 23-of-36..." February 04

  • Jordan Mickey gives LSU a double dose of weekly honors from the SEC

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Jordan Mickey has been, arguably, the most pleasant surprise this season for the LSU basketball team. He's not so much a secret anymore outside of Baton Rouge. The Tigers' forward was named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday after he played a key role in LSU claiming wins over Kentucky and..." February 04

  • LSU freshman forward Jarell Martin is catching on at the defensive end

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "If you were only casually watching LSU beat Kentucky on Tuesday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, it could've easily slipped under your radar. But Jarell Martin certainly noticed. This playing defense stuff? Not all that bad. Martin had a respectable offensive night with 9 points in the..." January 31

  • LSU barrels past Cats, 87-82, for a much-needed signature victory

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "It figured to take the game of the season for LSU, and maybe even the game of some of the Tigers' lives Tuesday night when No. 11-ranked Kentucky sauntered into the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on a frigid and icy night in Baton Rouge. That script was followed very well, and now the notion of..." January 29

  • LSU comes up with winning plays down the stretch to overcome Mizzou

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Eight times prior to Tuesday night, LSU found itself locked in a tooth-and-nail battle. Games that were decided in the final minutes, and a few occasions in overtime. So it wasn't foreign territory when a battle with Missouri arrived at a late-game crossroads at the Pete Maravich Assembly..." January 22

  • LSU powers to win over visiting Mizzou

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Just outside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Louisiana State’s Mike the Tiger guards the area in his lavish habitat, one fit for a pampered 500-pound live mascot. An hour before LSU tipped off against Missouri on Tuesday night, the 8-year-old tiger scampered around his yard and let out the..." January 22