Collis Temple Jr. was the first African-American basketball player at LSU, and he earned first-team all-SEC and Academic all-SEC recognition.
BATON ROUGE – Sophomore guard Skylar Mays was back on the court for conditioning with his Tiger team Monday afternoon in the basketball practice facility.
BATON ROUGE – The Southeastern Conference unveiled the television networks and start times for its 2017-18 men's basketball schedule on Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE – Coach Will Wade announced Tuesday that Brian Merritt will be a part of the LSU men's basketball staff for the 2017-18 season.
BATON ROUGE – When Coach Kelvin Sampson, the men's basketball coach of Houston, asked his fellow basketball coaches on Monday to participate in a program to help the people effected by Hurricane Harvey in his city, LSU and men's basketball Head Coach Will Wade was quick to respond.
BATON ROUGE – The Southeastern Conference unveiled its 126-game men's basketball schedule for the 2017-18 season on Thursday and the LSU Tigers will host Will Wade's first SEC game against the University of Kentucky.
BATON ROUGE -- LSU Head Basketball Coach Will Wade announced former national junior college player of the year Kavell Bigby-Williams will transfer from the University of Oregon to LSU this fall.
BATON ROUGE – A previously announced tournament trip to Maui and the start of home-and-home sets with Houston and Memphis highlight a 12-game non-conference schedule that will start the first year of LSU Basketball under Coach Will Wade.
BATON ROUGE – LSU men's basketball head coach Will Wade and the LSU Athletics Department has received the signed letter-of-intent papers from graduate transfer Randy Onwuasor of Southern Utah.
BATON ROUGE – The Maravich Center on the LSU campus will be home to the largest center hung videoboard in college basketball when the school completes installation of the new board later this month.
BATON ROUGE – Officials of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational announced on Tuesday that the LSU Tigers will face Michigan in their 2017 tournament opening game on Monday, Nov. 20, at the Lahaina Civic Center on the island of Maui in Hawaii.
BATON ROUGE – LSU Basketball Coach Will Wade announced on Wednesday that three-year letterman Jalyn Patterson would redshirt for the 2017-18 season and will explore his options for his future playing eligibility.
BATON ROUGE – Three former LSU players have seen action in the early NBA summer leagues and two others are expected to see action when play begins Friday in Las Vegas.
BATON ROUGE – LSU senior forward Duop Reath has been named to the 12-man team for the Australia Emerging Boomers that will take part in August in the 29th World University Games in Taipei. Both the men's and women's teams consist of players 23 and under who are currently completing university studies in Australia or abroad. The event is held in Taipei from Aug. 20-29. The Boomers roster has five players who are competing in Australia and seven total players including Reath, who are presently playing at American universities: Emmett Naar (St. Mary's), Dejan Vasiljevic (Miami), Tanner Krebs (St. Mary's), Jack McVeigh (Nebraska), Xavier Cooks (Winthrop) and Gorjok Gak (Florida State). Australia is in Group D for the pool stage where they will take on Ukraine, Lithuania, Israel, Russia and Mozambique. Reath, in his first year with LSU last season, averaged 12.0 points per game and 6.2 rebounds a game while shooting 51.0 percent from the field (157-308). He started 30-of-31 games and averaged 27.7 minutes per game.
BATON ROUGE – LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade joined the other Southeastern Conference basketball coaches in the annual summer teleconference conducted on Monday by the league. Here are some of Coach Wade's comments to the media on the call:
BATON ROUGE – Former LSU star and veteran NBA player Garrett Temple of Baton Rouge has recently been elected to a three-year term as Vice President of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).
BATON ROUGE – Three-year LSU basketball letterman Elbert Robinson III will step away from the LSU team, but will remain in school at LSU, LSU head men's basketball coach Will Wade announced on Monday.
BATON ROUGE – LSU men's basketball Coach Will Wade and LSU Athletics announced on Monday that point guard Tremont Waters has signed Southeastern Conference and institutional paperwork to join the LSU basketball program for the 2017-18 season.
BATON ROUGE – The Southeastern Conference announced the opponents both home and away for league schools for the 2017-18 season at the conclusion of the basketball coaches meetings in Destin, Florida.
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BATON ROUGE – One of the stars of the 1940s era of LSU Basketball, Frank Brian, passed away Sunday morning in his hometown of Zachary at the age of 94.
BATON ROUGE – John Williams was a prospect everyone wanted.
BATON ROUGE – LSU men's basketball head coach Will Wade made it official on Tuesday that Bill Armstrong, who has been a part of the Ole Miss men's basketball staff for the past 11 seasons, will be joining the LSU coaching staff for the 2017-18 season.
BATON ROUGE – LSU Coach Will Wade announced that signed papers for Jeremy Combs have been approved allowing him to be eligible to compete upon his graduation from UNT.