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macaoidh
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LSU Basketball is only missing one element on its roster...

...and that's a rim protector.

McMahon might even have that if Jalen Reed can fill the role, and he seems to have the wingspan and the hops - though the book on him seems to be he's not all that accomplished a defender.

If they can close with the kid from St. Bonaventure or, what sounds a little more likely, get Shawn Phillips, this will be the most complete roster heading into a basketball season since Brady's Final Four team (and maybe more than that, because the 2006 team had zero depth).

Considering that there was a period after McMahon took the job where he had literally zero scholarship players in the fold and two months later he's one piece away from having all of the pieces, wow.

I was a Wade guy, but I'll be a McMahon guy. I assume he can coach since that was the book on him at Murray State and his record suggests it isn't wrong. He's definitely going to have the material to work with based on the work he's done assembling this roster.

Projected lineup:

1 - Juice Hill
2 - Adam Miller
3 - Mwani Wilkinson
4 - KJ Williams
5 - Shawn Phillips

Bench (main rotation):

6 - Tyrell Ward
7 - Jalen Reed
8 - Cam Hayes
9 - Trae Hannibal
10 - Kendall Coleman

With Justice Williams, Fountain and Corneilous Williams fighting to get garbage minutes. That is a DEEP roster.


trussthetruzz
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Justice Williams will get PT.


DeafVallyBatnR
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Is Shawn Phillips committed or on the team?


Lester Earl
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Justice Williams will get PT.


Yep, key bench player.


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ForeverLSU5
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Justice will get a LOT of minutes. He didn't play a ton last year I know but he was hurt for all of nonconference and by the time he was ready most of our rotation was figured out. He was a top 40 kid in his original class.


Pollo10
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Definitely think he will have a bigger role this season.I think finished highschool early and started off last season hurt which set him back


Tigerpride18
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No and I’ve never heard of Phillips


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thunderbird1100
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Justice Williams, Fountain and Corneilous Williams fighting to get garbage minutes. T


Williams is not a garbage minutes player, dude was a top recruit and reclassed a year early and played through injury most of last season getting literal shots before every game to be able to play. I think he's a better player than Hayes and Hannibal ultimately.
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Sonofthetruth
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Hannibal has a lot of athletic ability, grit and hustle but he’s nowhere near the player Justice Williams is.
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Lester Earl
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...and that's a rim protector.


The size of the back court is the big red flag at this point.


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Rb52224
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The last remaining elite big man in the portal is Efe Abogidi from Wazzu. No idea if we have any interest but that would be a huge get. I’m also high on Josh Minott on Memphis if he doesn’t stay in the draft but he doesn’t fit with the roster.


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If they can close with the kid from St. Bonaventure


Looks like Osun Osunniyi just committed to Iowa State today.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/college/iowa-state/cyclone-insider/2022/05/13/iowa-state-basketball-gets-st-bonaventure-transfer-portal-osun-osunniyi-atlantic-10-big-12-ncaa/9732186002/

and too bad Jamarion Sharp is returning to WKU b/c he could have filled that role too.
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UnluckyTiger
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Kenneth Lofton …

delcared for draft but keeping eligibility

We shall see.


A Menace to Sobriety
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Definitely think he will have a bigger role this season.I think finished highschool early and started off last season hurt which set him back


Exactly. Will and should get more minutes.


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SouthOfSouth
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I was a Wade guy, but I'll be a McMahon guy.


Just be an LSU Basketball guy... I love both Wade and I'm falling for McMahon.


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kingofthelv
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we need to go after lofton and i am sure ace can get him


Lester Earl
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Lofton won’t like what the nba will tell him, let’s just see how stubborn he will be


Genestealer55
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Maybe..but since this roster is 100x better than I’d have ever imagined…I couldn’t care less.


SoloTiger
Member since Aug 2016
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It really is remarkable what McMahon and staff have done.

Rim protector would be nice, but we shall see.

All I said I really wanted was KJ and Miller and my wish was granted. Anyone else at this point is gravy.


Damathe
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Lofton won’t like what the nba will tell him, let’s just see how stubborn he will be
I'm not so sure he'd be a fit anyway.
A hi-low game with Williams (or Reed/Coleman/other) would be nice but Lofton is much like K.J. being there's strength but not much length. Neither plays above the rim and Lofton had to rely on a lot of junk moves around the hole that worked because of his girth.
Emphasis on what the NBA tells him is a good point. It would not surprise me if all the work on his weight /mobility has backfired. He may have just given away the most important physical part of his game.
If he surprises me with better range/mobility/hops than before then more power to him.
This post was edited on 5/13 at 6:41 pm


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