Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • LSU lands four-star Galen Alexander

    247 Sports "2017 four-star forward Galen Alexander has decided to stay close to home and play for LSU. The Crystal Ball expected Alexander, 6-6, 215-pounds out of Breaux Bridge (La.) High School, to follow top 10 ranked big man Mitchell Robinson to Western Kentucky. " July 17

  • Shaq wants son to play at Kentucky, Michigan State, or LSU

    ESPN "If it's up to Shaquille O'Neal, his son will play college basketball for LSU's Johnny Jones, Michigan State's Tom Izzo or Kentucky's John Calipari. During his weekly podcast, O'Neal said he wants Shareef O'Neal (ranked 51st in the 2018 class per RecruitingNation) to play for coaches who can..." June 29

  • Shaq's son Shareef O'Neal has favorite colleges picked out

    Sporting News "Shaquille O'Neal's son will likely follow in his father's footsteps, but don't expect him to go to his alma mater, LSU. Shareef O'Neal, a four-star power forward in the 2018 recruiting class, told his father he was interested in Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State, Shaq said on his podcast..." June 02

  • Blakeney to Return for Sophomore Season

    247 Sports "LSU guard Antonio Blakeney, a member of the 2016 Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team, has announced on Tuesday that he will not submit his name for information on the upcoming NBA Draft and will return to play his sophomore season for the Tigers. The deadline for official paperwork to be..." April 19

  • LSU freshman guard Antonio Blakeney to test NBA Draft stock, will not hire agent

    SEC Country "SU freshman Antonio Blakeney announced on Friday that he will make a run at going pro this spring, but he could return to LSU for the 2016-17 season. Blakeney is taking advantage of a new rule that allows college players to test their status as NBA prospects without officially declaring for the..." April 01

  • LSU's Tim Quarterman to enter draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tim Quarterman will enter the NBA Draft and hire an agent, Yahoo Sports reported Sunday evening. LSU coach Johnny Jones hinted that a definite possibility, if not likelihood, the junior guard would do so, joining freshman forward Ben Simmons as the team's early entrees." March 28

  • LSU retaining head coach Johnny Jones

    The Score "A disastrous season will not cost LSU head coach Johnny Jones his job. Despite failing to qualify for the NCAA tournament and becoming the brunt of many jokes nationwide, athletic director Joe Alleva told Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports on Wednesday that Jones will return to the Tigers next..." March 23

  • No. 17 Texas A&M routs LSU

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In a week filled with drama, there was none in No. 17 Texas A&M's 71-38 demolition of LSU in a Southeastern Conference tournament semifinal game at the Bridgestone Arena on Saturday. Eleven players scored for the Aggies (26-7), led by center Tonny Trocha-Morelos (13..." March 12

  • LSU 84, Tennessee 75

    The Sports Xchange "Thanks to one prized freshman, LSU survived an extended absence from another freshman to knock off 12th-seeded Tennessee 84-75 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Freshman guard Antonio Blakeney pumped in a..." March 11

  • Ben Simmons shows the NCAA why the one-and-done rule is a sham

    USA Today "Ben Simmons, the freshman forward for LSU who is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, handled his lone year of college the only way a mature, reasonable person in his situation could: by ignoring his classes. Good for you, Ben. May all top recruits follow in your path. The..." March 08

  • No. 22 Kentucky claims share of SEC title

    The Sports Xchange "LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 22 Kentucky earned a share of the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship on Saturday with a 94-77 win over LSU at Rupp Arena. After the final game of the regular season, Kentucky (23-8, 13-5) finishes in a tie with Texas A&M atop the league, but the Aggies..." March 05

  • LSU coach: Ben Simmons 'didn't meet requirements' for Wooden Award

    ABC News "LSU freshman Ben Simmons has not been certified by his school in order to be eligible for the Wooden Award with a source telling ESPN on Saturday that it's for academic-related reasons. "From what I was told, he didn't meet all of the requirements," Tigers coach Johnny Jones told ESPN. "He..." March 05

  • LSU 80, Missouri 71

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Ben Simmons had 22 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to lead LSU to an 80-71 victory over visiting Missouri on Tuesday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La. Freshman guard Antonio Blakeney scored 18 points for LSU (18-12, 11-6 Southeastern..." March 02