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.