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ForeverLSU5
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LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
I made a list of 2020 and beyond recruits with information and rankings. For now I only included players that LSU looks to have major interest in and the interest is reciprocated. If you want me to add a prospect just let me know. If anything big happens with a player I will update it, otherwise I will update periodically. Rankings are from 247 Composite, links and prospect info are from 247.

2020-2021 Projected Roster with current commits:
Point Guard
Javonte Smart (50/50 right now on whether he stays or goes)
James Bishop
Jalen Cook
Jordan Toles (Walk On)

Shooting Guard
Charles Manning
Parker Edwards (Walk On)
Caleb Starks (Walk On)

Wing
Darius Days
Aundre Hyatt

Power Forward
Emmitt Williams (I think he stays)
Courtese Cooper

Center
Deshawn Thomas
Bradley Ezewiro

My Projected class assuming 5 scholarships available and no new transfers:
Jalen Cook (PG) *Officially signed 11/13/19
Cameron Thomas (SG)
Josh Hall (SF)
Bradley Ezewiro (C) *Officially signed 11/14/19
Mwani Wilkinson (PF)
*Could have more or less scholarships available depending on draft decisions and transfers


2020:

COMMITS:

Jalen Cook
Walker HS (Walker, LA)
AAU Team: Louisiana Elite (Under Armour Association)
6'0 180 pound Point Guard
National Rank: 139
Position Rank: 22
State Rank: 2

Bradley Ezewiro
Oak Hill Academy (*Originally from Torrance, CA)
AAU Team: Oakland Soldiers (Nike EYBL)
6'8 230 pound Center
National Rank: 216
Position rank: 29
State Rank: 9
Crystal Ball: NA



PROSPECTS:

Greg Brown
Vandergrift HS (Austin, TX)
AAU Team: Texas Titans (Nike EYBL)
6'9 195 pound Power Forward
National Rank: 8
Position Rank: 1
State Rank: 1
Crystal Ball: (0/5) 0%

Cameron Thomas
Oak Hill Academy (Chesapeake, VA)
AAU Team: Boo Williams Elite (Nike EYBL)
6'3 180 pound Shooting Guard
National Rank: 24
Position Rank: 6
State Rank: 2
Crystal Ball: 100% (9/9)
*officially visited September 13

Josh Hall
Moravian Prep (Durham, NC)
AAU team: Team Loaded (Adidas Gauntlet)
6'9 190 pound Small Forward
National Rank: 41
Position Rank: 10
State Rank: 3
Crystal Ball: 0% (0/4)

Jalen Terry
Beecher High school (Mount Morris, MI)
AAU Team: The Family (Nike EYBL)
6'1 160 pound Point Guard
NAtional Rank: 56
Position Rank: 10
State Rank: 2
Crystal Ball: 0 (0/10)
*Officially visited 10/25/19

Mwani Wilkinson
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV)
AAU Team: Vegas Elite (Nike EYBL)
6'6 195 pound Power Forward
National Rank: 106
Position Rank: 20
State Rank: 5
Crystal Ball: 100% (1/1)
*Made top 5
*Officially visited 10/4/19

Josh Gray
Putnam Science Academy (Saint James, NY)
AAU Team: PSA Cardinals (Nike EYBL)
6'11 205 pound Center
National Rank: 177
Position Rank: 23
State Rank: 3
Crystal Ball: NA


2021:

Jonathan Kuminga
St. Patrick (Elizabeth, NJ)
AAU Team: New York Rens (Nike EYBL)
6'8 205 pound Small Forward
National Rank: 1
Position Rank: 1
State Rank: 1
Crystal Ball: 25% (1/4)
*Had a crystal ball recently to LSU put in by a Duke insider
*possible 2020 reclassification

Jabari Smith Jr.
Sandy Creek HS (Tyrone, GA)
AAU Team: Atlanta Celtics (Adidas Gauntlet)
6'8 190 pound Power Forward
National Rank: 5
Position Rank: 3
State Rank: 1
Crystal Ball: NA

Jerell Colbert
Cornerstone Christian (San Antonio, TX)
AAU Team: Basketball University (Adidas Gauntlet)
6'9 190 pound Center
National Rank: 20
Position Rank: 4
State Rank: 2
Crystal Ball: NA
*officially visited October 26th

Daeshun Ruffin
Callaway HS (Jackson, MS)
AAU Team: MEBO Express (Nike EYBL)
5'9 160 pound Point Guard
National Rank: 26
Position Rank: 3
State Rank: 1
Crystal Ball: NA

Zion Harmon
Marshall County High School (Benton, KY)
AAU Team: Boo Williams Elite (Nike EYBL)
5'10 160 pound Point Gueard
National Rank: 31
Position Rank: 5
State Rank: 1
Crystal Ball: NA

KJ Adams
St. Andrew's Episcopal School (Austin, TX)
AAU Team: Team Griffin (Nike EYBL)
6'6 180 pound Power Forward
National Rank: 53
Position Rank: 14
State Rank: 6
Crystal Ball: NA

Bryce McGowens
Wren HS (Piedmont, SC)
AAU Team: Upward Stars (Adidas 16U Division)
6'5 165 pound Shooting Guard
National Rank: 58
Position Rank: 11
State Rank: 2
Crystal Ball: (0/2) 0%

Frank Anselem
Profilic Prep (Suwanee, GA)
AAU Team: Georgia Stars (Nike EYBL)
6'10 200 pound Center
National rank: 59
Position Rank: 9
State rank: 6
Crystal Ball: 100% (2/2)
AAU Team:

Randy Brady
Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN)
AAU Team: Information Unavailable
6'5 190 pound Shooting Guard
National Rank: 150
Position Rank: 33
State Rank: 5
Crystal Ball: NA

Gabe Wiznitzer
Christ School (Arden, NC)
AAU Team: Georgia Stars (Nike 16U Division)
6'11 240 pound Power Forward
National Rank: NA
Position Rank: NA
State Rank: NA
Crystal Ball: NA









This post was edited on 11/15 at 12:46 pm


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Bjorn Cyborg
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
What about Reece Beckman?


ForeverLSU5
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
Neither side showing most interest to each other according to 247, I will add him though.


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twindavinci
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
He's definitely a take if we miss our priority targets considering he is a highly rated local kid


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TexasTiger24
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
Have heard good things about our chances with Greg Brown

Think we will end with:
Dante
Cryer
Cook
Peavy


ForeverLSU5
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
Update 5/7 to include 2021 recruits and 2020 recruit Reece Beekman


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TheTexasTiger7
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Very good chance Wade can turn us into a recruiting powerhouse.


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ForeverLSU5
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
5/13 Update:
New 2020 offers to Cameron Thomas, Deivon Smith, Josh Gray, and John Ojiako.


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ForeverLSU5
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5/20/19 update: Removed John Ojiako (reclassified)


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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
LSU was/is in on several big time Texas kids, but it's my understanding Tony Benford was the lead recruiter there (just like Armstrong is most responsible for Watford and Heir is the Florida connection). With Benford no longer on staff does that change the calculus?

Presumably he was brought on to help recruit Texas. That didn't bear any fruit in years 1, 2 and 3, but it looked he was starting to with the 4th recruiting class

Does LSU bring on another assistant with TX ties? Or, is Brian Merrit the Texas tie?


ForeverLSU5
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LSU was/is in on several big time Texas kids, but it's my understanding Tony Benford was the lead recruiter there (just like Armstrong is most responsible for Watford and Heir is the Florida connection). With Benford no longer on staff does that change the calculus?

I'm not really sure on what they are doing to replace Benford, but I believe LSU is still the team to beat for Cryer and Peavy. Also have a good chance at Greg Brown.


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TigerLaw40
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Does LSU bring on another assistant with TX ties? Or, is Brian Merrit the Texas tie?

Merritt is definitely a TX tie with all of his connections to AAU and John Lucas over there. Now whether that gets used in his current capacity or in the form of a promotion to fill Benford's spot, remains to be seen.


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ForeverLSU5
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
5/31 update:

Removed 2020 Cade Cunningham (Didn't make top 10)
Added 2020's Johnathon Aku and Jaylin Willaims


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This thread is much appreciated.


ForeverLSU5
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This thread is much appreciated.



Bjorn Cyborg
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
Jabari Smith Jr. should be added for 2021


macaoidh
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
What Bjorn said. That is apparently Tasmin's responsibility.


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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
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Think we will end with: Dante Cryer Cook Peavy

Maybe more depends on if Wade fills out the roster this year and who does or doesn't leave early after next season. I haven't thought of Watford as a one-and-done but he might be. You think he's a one-and-done?


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LSUTigers778
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re: LSU Basketball 2020 (and Beyond) Recruiting Thread
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Think we will end with: Dante Cryer Cook Peavy


Mighty just be too hopeful but I think we can get those 4 and Greg Brown


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