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Shortly after committing to LSU on Thursday, the Tigers officially announced the signing of Murray State transfer KJ Williams.

Williams, a 6-10 forward from Cleveland, Mississippi was the 2022 Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year and averaged 18.0 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Per

Williams was the 2022 Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year, the 16th different player to win the honor from Murray State. The 6-10 senior has scored 1,600 points and 800 rebounds in his four years at Murray State, becoming the third Racer to hit those marks in their career. He also was named first-team all-conference three-years while at Murray State.

Williams will have one season to play at LSU because of the Covid extension given players by the NCAA.

Williams in 2021-22 averaged 18.0 points a game, 8.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals a game while averaging 29 minutes, starting all 34 games.

Williams won OVC Player of the Week five times this past season, twice being named the national player of the week, and in Division I, he ranked fourth in field goals made (223), shooting 54.4 percent from the field. In the OVC, Williams was first in the league in points per game and field goals made. Read more.
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Hurricane Mike25 months
Seems like there was another famous LSU athlete from Cleveland MS
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LSUMBAgrad25 months
This is great but he’ll now be playing SEC talent and no longer against Sisters of the Poor!
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Celery25 months
This is huge
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luciouslou25 months
This is great. But serious question if this guy is 6' 10 and a 3 time all conference player, How was he not left for nba.. that never happens
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emanresu25 months
Because he hasn't proven he could be as successful against higher level competition, which is likely why he transferred to answer that question.
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OGTiger25 months
Unbelievable! If I had dreamed of a coach to replace tPear I would have been embarrassed to think LSU could have hit the freaking jackpot like they have. Give Scott his due.
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LesnarF525 months
NOW... Let's keep Adam Miller home and roll!
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LesnarF525 months
fricking Beast!!! I was hoping for this day! Congrats Coach Mac!!! Welcome, Mr. Williams!
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mla010025 months
Somebody give Adam Miller some NIL money and LSU is immediately competitive in the SEC!!
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ForLSU5625 months
"“KJ perfectly fits the profile of what we are building in Baton Rouge … elite talent, high character, great toughness, unselfish teammate, and the ability to impact winning." elite character toughness unselfish impact Geaux Tigers!
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headboard banger25 months
Let’s roll
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