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LSUbase13
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Josh LeBlanc - Madison Prepr
Does anyone know if LSU actively pursued this 4 star? If so, did he just prefer Georgetown to LSU? Any chance we can lure him away from Georgetown or his recruitment a done deal?


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re: Josh LeBlanc - Madison Prepr
If I'm not mistaken, he's already signed his LOI. I'm not sure how heavily we pursued him in the first place though.


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I think I remember hearing that he was never interested in staying at home.


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Wade perused him and Kaden Archie from TX for a wing spot in the class. He just missed on both, no big deal because I think we can all agree we ended up with better guys



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I love how Wade has recruited all over for talent.

But, even if we just get the top 3-4 guys in Louisiana each year, plus 1 or 2 from nearby states, we would be a perennial top 25 team IMO.

I went back recently and looked at the top 5 in LA each year and it would've supplied us with tons of talent.



Top players, in order from 247 composite, each year in Louisiana and where they went:

2006:
4* PF – 6’9” 190 – Perry Stevenson – Kentucky
4* PG – 5’10” 167 – Demond Carter – Baylor
3* C – 6’8” 290 – Kentrell Gransberry – South Florida
3* SG – 6’5” 190 – Rodney Jones – Ole Miss

2007:
4* SG – 6’4” 190 – LaceDarius Dunn – Baylor
4* PF – 6’8” 245 – Elgin Bailey – Mississippi State
4* SF – 6’4” 175 – Marcus Simmons – USC
3* SG – 6’6” 200 – Chris Gradnigo – Arkansas

2008:
5* PF – 6’10” 220 – Greg Monroe – Georgetown
4* PF - 6’9” 190 – Terrance Henry – Ole Miss
4* PF – 6’6” 215 – Storm Warren – LSU
3* PF – 6’9” 180 – Brandon Moore – Arkansas


2009:
Real bad year (which is not the norm). Eddie Ludwig was the #1 player and we got him

2010:
4* SF – 6’6” 180 – Matt Derenbrecker – LSU
3* PF – 6’9” 215 – Kourtney Roberson – Texas A&M
3* SG – 6’3” 185 – Markel Brown – Oklahoma St.
3* SG – 6’3” 185 – Langston Galloway – St. John’s
3* SF – 6’5” 190 – Brian Williams – Oklahoma St.
3* PG – 6’6” 180 – Jarvis Ray - TCU

2011:
3* PF – 6’10” 200 – Jernard Jarreau – Washington
(also bad year, #2 was John Isaac)

2012:
4* PF – 6’7” 250 – Rico Gathers – Baylor
4* PG – 5’10” 175 – Javan Felix – Texas
4* SF – 6’7” 190 – Donald Thomas – No where?
3* SG – 6’3” 180 – Malik Morgan – LSU
3* SF – 6’5” 200 – Michael Qualls – Arkansas
4* PG – 5’11” 170 – Dee Wagner – Arkansas

2013:
5* SF – 6’8” 210 – Jarell Martin – LSU
4* PF – 6’9” 220 – Damian Jones – Vanderbilt
3* SF – 6’5” 215 – Brian Bridgewater – LSU

2014:
4* PG – 6’3” 175 – Dominic MaGee – Memphis
3* SG – 6’6” 215 – Jordan Cornish – UNLV
3* PF – 6’8” 205 – James Thompson – South Carolina

2015:
4* SG – 6’4” 180 – Brandon Sampson – LSU
4* SG – 6’5” 200 – Jacob Evans – Cincinnati

2016:
4* CG – 6’3” 160 – DeJon Jarreau – UMass
4* PF – 6’8” 225 – Robert Williams – Texas A&M
4* SF – 6’6” 220 – Mark Vital – Baylor
4* PG – 6’0” 165 – Lamar Peters – Mississippi St.
3* CG – 6’4” 190 – Skylar Mays – LSU

2017:
4* SG – 6’4” 175 – Josh Anderson – Western Kentucky
4* CG – 6’6” 220 – Brandon Rachal – LSU
4* SF – 6’6” 215 – Galen Alexander – LSU

2018:
4* CG – 6’4” 185 – Javonte Smart – LSU
4* PG – 6’2” 180 – Jared Butler – Alabama
4* PF – 6’7” 213 – Josh LeBlanc – Georgetown
3* SG – 6’3” 190 – Greg Williams – St. John’s


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That's a good list to start with. Some of those guys never made it to the schools they signed with. A handful transferred after the first semester, and a decent amount transferred after the first year.

College basketball transfers are out of control. There are so many factor that go into it. But it's pretty dumb when some kid transfers out of a program because he doesn't feel like he's getting enough run and puts himself in a guaranteed no playing time position for a year.


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He was thought to be an LSU lean. I think Wade decided to go for bigger recruits like Days and Williams.


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He already signed with Georgetown. So no, LSU isn't pursuing him anymore.

Wade did recruit him. But Wade was also recruiting Darius Days (and others at the time). Leblanc is a solid prospect. But given the choice, I think Days is the better player. In fact, I think he is really underrated. He's not an explosive athlete like most guys at the top of the rankings, but he can flat out play.

It will be interesting to see what Wade tries to do with the (now) open scholarship. I think he looks for a grad transfer or JUCO with a big emphasis on defense and rebounding. Think: An elite athlete who may not be overly skilled. LSU doesn't need another scorer. They need guys who can lock down opponents. With Waters at PG offense isn't the problem.

If he can't find anyone, then I wouldn't be shocked to see him use the scholarship bring in a major-conf. transfer like he did with Bigby-Williams. That way will have some talent and perhaps experience waiting in the wings for 19-20 after multiple key pieces likely leave following the 18-19 season.


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Leblanc and Days are two completely different prospects. I think they would have taken both and would have just waited to see what happens with Williams. The thing about leblanc is he is somewhat like Williams with a ton of athleticism and a high motor. Leblanc is also almost guaranteed to play 4 years, so he would not have been a bad get at all


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It will be interesting to see what Wade tries to do with the (now) open scholarship. I think he looks for a grad transfer or JUCO with a big emphasis on defense and rebounding. Think: An elite athlete who may not be overly skilled. LSU doesn't need another scorer. They need guys who can lock down opponents. With Waters at PG offense isn't the problem.



A coach mentioned in one thread we've looked at this JUCO wing a few times:

6'6, 210 SF Marlon Taylor
LINK

16.2 ppg
10.1 rpg
1.2:1 ast to TO ratio
1 block a game
49% from floor
42% from 3 (takes over 4 a game)

SUPREME athlete, gigantic vertical (youtube claims 50" )

Could be a really good add, I honestly like him a lot more than Yuat Alok who I feel is a bit of a poor man's Reath. Taylor is just over at Panola in Texas so not far from here (although he's from New York it seems originally).
This post was edited on 2/9 at 10:35 am


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thunderbird1100
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Leblanc and Days are two completely different prospects. I think they would have taken both and would have just waited to see what happens with Williams. The thing about leblanc is he is somewhat like Williams with a ton of athleticism and a high motor. Leblanc is also almost guaranteed to play 4 years, so he would not have been a bad get at all



This is all true, although I thin Days is a 4 year player too.

Very different players though, Days is a stretch 4 with a good 3 point shot (great rebounder on the AAU circuit) and LeBlanc is more a power 4 that will need to develop his offensive game a lot more. LeBlanc is definitely the better raw athlete.


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If he can't find anyone, then I wouldn't be shocked to see him use the scholarship bring in a major-conf. transfer like he did with Bigby-Williams. That way will have some talent and perhaps experience waiting in the wings for 19-20 after multiple key pieces likely leave following the 18-19 season.


As much as I don't like how many transfers there are on a yearly basis in college basketball, I like the strategy of recruiting players in the transfer market. I feel like the redshirt year is underused to help guys develop, but with the transfers, you can get a guy with playing experience and then let him sit for a year to work on his game. It can be very beneficial.

Gonzaga uses the redshirt year very effectively for their regular recruits and for transfers.


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Wade said he wants one JUCO and 1 transfer but I’d like to see him get 2 transfers. Not sure we will be able to get another #3 class in ‘19 and we are going to have to replace at least 2 starters. A wing and a big body post player is the biggest need in ‘19


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re: Josh LeBlanc - Madison Prepr
yes, but he chose Georgetown. It may have worked out because Emmitt Williams is a beast. LeBlanc may be a solid player but I don't think he's elite like Williams.


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yes, but he chose Georgetown. It may have worked out because Emmitt Williams is a beast. LeBlanc may be a solid player but I don't think he's elite like Williams.



Yeah Leblanc is not even close to Williams' level at all. He might never get there either 4 years in. Leblanc could be pretty good, but he's going to take 3-4 years to get there IMO. Kind of similar to how I see Rachal. They can provide you early minutes due to athleticism but are raw and wont be major contributors until they develop.


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tigersbb
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re: Josh LeBlanc - Madison Prepr
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I went back recently and looked at the top 5 in LA each year and it would've supplied us with tons of talent.


This list is irrelevant without listing who they actually signed. They may have signed great players from other states Recruiting is not a precise art. Some you sign pan out, some don't.

You also have to consider the roster makeup in a given year, positions of need, number of scholarships available.

Some kids just want to go out of state, some just did not want to go to LSU.

A small few may have made a difference , but there were few superstars missed out on other than Greg Monroe.

By the way Kentrell Gransberry signed with LSU in 2005 and left after an early season exhibition game due to being disgruntled with his playing time. He thought he should played more over Big Baby Davis, Tyrus Thomas and Magmnum Rolle and Darnell Lazare. These guys went to the Final Four. Kentrell went to JUCO.
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re: Josh LeBlanc - Madison Prepr
No one that stands out to me outside Dunn, Monroe, and Gathers of the players missed out upon. Possibly Williams.

Just my opinion.


Smart, I hope is elite.


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re: Josh LeBlanc - Madison Prepr
IDK where LSU stands with this guy, Marlon Taylor, but I really hope he goes LSU. And I strongly suggest anyone who enjoys watching athletic players on the court, need to check this guy out. Kind of reminds me of a souped-up Vernel Singleton. And Vernel was already souped-up to begin with. Taylor is a slasher and finisher at the rim, can shoot from the outside, but that's not his best attributes. Can handle the ball well enough to drive to the basket and can pass well enough to dish off to an open man. LINK


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CelticDog
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re: Josh LeBlanc - Madison Prepr
If you got the best in state, you would not have a top 5 class ever.

Not so with baseball and football.

Louisiana basketball is like Massachusetts football.

Meh.


Wes225
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Louisiana basketball is like Massachusetts football. Meh.


That's completely wrong, Louisiana puts out a good bit of talent in basketball, especially recently. Now its not up there with the Florida's and California's but it's definitely not meh.


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