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LSU announced the signing of Mississippi State forward transfer Derek Fountain on Thursday. Per

Fountain, a 6-9 forward, played the last two seasons for the Bulldogs, appearing in 44 games with 13 starts over the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. Fountain’s best season was the 2020-21 season when he started 10 games and averaged 5.4 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 38.5 percent (15-of-39) from beyond the arc.

Fountain had his best career game in the 2021 game with Mississippi State in Starkville when he was 8-of-12 from the field to score 20 points and grab seven rebounds against LSU.

His other two games in double figures came in the team’s run to the 2021 NIT finals with 10 versus Saint Louis and 15 against Louisiana Tech in the NIT semifinals.

“We are thrilled to welcome Derek Fountain to Baton Rouge,” said Coach McMahon. “We have been familiar with Derek for a long time and he fits the culture we are building at LSU. We love his versatility at 6-9 with his ability to shoot the 3, rebound, and defend multiple positions. We are excited about his opportunity to make an impact at LSU and can’t wait for his arrival on campus this summer.”
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