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Four-star power forward Mayan Kiir from Bradenton, FL officially made the switch from VCU to LSU when he signed with the Tigers Thursday. The LSU athletic department received his official national letter-of-intent paperwork on Thursday.

The 6-10 power forward is originally the South Sudan and lived in Melbourne, Australia, before playing the past four seasons at Victory Rock Prep in Florida. He is Will Wade's first signee as the head coach at LSU. Per LSUSports.net:
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“We are happy to have Mayan Kiir as an LSU Tiger,” said Coach Wade. “He has tremendous upside after a high school and AAU career in which he was extremely well-coached in a system that is similar to what we will have here at LSU. He’s got good range. He’s tremendous on the offensive and defensive boards. He’s terrific defensively and we look forward to him joining our team for the coming season.”

Kiir, who was ranked 95th on ESPN’s 2017 recruiting list as a four-star recruit, is ranked by Scout as the 15th best power forward in the class of 2017.
Kiir visited LSU in the fall before verbally committing to VCU. His coach Loren Jackson says Kiir's relationship with Wade is the reason he landed in Baton Rouge. Per Yahoo:
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“We had already visited LSU back in the fall and when we committed to Will Wade and VCU, we did it because of the relationship that Mayan had with Will. He is just really, really comfortable with Will Wade,” Jackson said.
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jimbeam87 months
Wade looks like a character off of Boardwalk Empire lol
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BayouTiga87 months
Hopeful but waiting.........
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Lexman187 months
Heading in the right direction!
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SomeLSUguy87 months
Hold that Tiger!
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TNTigerman87 months
Kiir Royale.
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Jumbo_Gumbo87 months
Just watched a highlight video on you tube for this kid, and he reminds me of Stromile Swift
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YellaPurp87 months
*congrats* but his face in that video still tho lmaooooo
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YellaPurp87 months
*congrats* but his face in that video still tho lmaooooo
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AustinKnight87 months
A nice big man down low what a concept. Nice job coach
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Winston Cup87 months
New coach paying dividends already.
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toratiger87 months
An African Tiger
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themunch87 months
good news
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drizztiger87 months
Excellent!
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pellietigersaint87 months
Great news! why that video is a 30 second still shot is beyond me though lol
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Spelt it rong87 months
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mylsuhat87 months
hahaha same here. I clicked through it because I thought it was frozen
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sandraccoon87 months
Same here
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