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Men's Basketball Signing Class Ranked No. 5
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Published: May 01, 2013, 08:41 PM (CT)
Updated: May 03, 2013, 07:10 PM (CT)
by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent), Sr. Associate SID

BATON ROUGE – LSU men’s basketball’s consensus top 10 recruiting class is now a top five class after moved LSU’s recruiting class up one spot to No. 5 in its final spring rankings.

This followed the LSU class moving inside the top 10 to ninth when the ESPN final rankings came out on Wednesday. LSU’s star-studded class has also been placed at No. 10 by and No. 9 by

LSU’s class includes five-star recruit Jarell Martin of Madison Prep, four-stars Jordan Mickey of Prime Prep Academy in Arlington, Texas and Tim Quarterman of Johnson High School in Savannah, Ga. Those three players signed in the fall and were joined in the spring by three-star local player Brian Bridgewater of Scotlandville High.

The Tigers of Coach Johnny Jones also signed John Odo of Nigeria, who has been with the team practicing since the start of the spring semester and spring signee seven-footer Darcy Malone of Australia.

In ESPN’s final player ratings, Martin is ranked 11th in the nation, Mickey is No. 38 and Quarterman is at No. 80. Martin is the nation’s No. 3 power forward in the rankings.

In the Rivals rankings, Martin is listed at No. 13, Mickey is at No. 41 and Quarterman is No. 71.

The rankings put Martin at No. 11 in the nation and No. 5 at his position, as well as the No. 1 player in the state of Louisiana. Mickey is at No. 38, while Quarterman is listed at No. 72. 

Ticket deposits of $13 are being accepted for the 2013-14 LSU men’s basketball season that can be put toward new season deposits or mini-plans at Follow LSU men’s basketball at Facebook at and on Twitter @LSUBasketball.


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