GRADUATE SEASON (2017-18)
Continued ankle issues that he suffered at North Texas continued even after surgery, limiting him to six total games before having to sit out for the remainder of the season … Coming off the surgery opened with eight points against Alcorn (11/10) and nine points against Samford in the first two games (11/16) … Would score one point more the rest of the way … Was 7-of-11 from the field with 11 combined rebounds in the two games … Finished averaging 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds and playing an average of 8.7 minutes in the six games he played.
PRIOR TO LSU
Comes to LSU after graduating from North Texas in the summer of 2017 and will have one year of eligibility under the NCAA graduate transfer rules … Played three seasons at North Texas for present LSU assistant coach Tony Benford … Missed part of 2016-17 season with ankle injury that forced him to miss 16 games, including the final 12 … Averaged 10.2 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game in 14 games in 2016-17 … 44 double figure scoring games in three years … 18 career double doubles highlighted this past year by 21 points and 12 rebounds against Texas-Arlington … 2015-16: started 31 games and was named All-C-USA second team after leading the team in scoring (14.9 ppg) and rebounding (10.5 rpg) … Shot 60.1% from the field and made 111 free throws. His 325 rebounds was sixth best for a single-season in school history … Scored 20 points or more seven times, including 20 points and 19 rebounds against UTEP … Career high points of 28 points in a 28-18 game against Marshall … Had a streak of seven straight double-doubles against conference foes …. Averaged 12.1 rebounds in C-USA games … 2014-15: Member C-USA All-Freshman Team, runner-up for C-USA Freshman of the Year … One of just four freshmen in NT history to average at least 10 points and 6.5 rebounds … Led C-USA freshmen with 6.7 rebounds per game and 56.1 field goal percentage … High School: Coming out of high school, HoopScoopOnline.com had Combs the No. 16-rated player in Texas …. Two-time TABC 4A All-State selection (2013, 2014) … Third in DFW with 21.2 points per game and second with 12.3 rebounds per game … Career-high 32 rebounds in a win over Seagoville … Averaged a Class 4A Texas high of 23.2 points per game as a junior.
Born Nov. 24, 1995 ... Will be working on a master's in liberal arts ... Father is Derrick Combs; one brother Derrick Combs, Jr.; one sister Dericka Combs.
Top LSU Career Performances
Points: 9, vs. Samford, 11/16/17
Rebounds: 7, vs. Samford, 11/16/17
Field Goals Made: 4, vs. Samford, 11/16/17
Free Throws Made: 2, vs. Alcorn, 11/13/17
Blocks: 2, vs. Samford, 11/16/17
Steals: 2, vs. Samford, 11/16/17
Minutes Played: 19, vs. Samford, 11/16/17
Top LSU Career Scoring Games
1. 9, vs. Samford, 11/16/17
2. 8, vs. Alcorn, 11/10/17
3. 1, vs. Notre Dame, 11/21/17