Aaron

Epps

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Forward
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 214lbs.
Class: Senior
City/State: Ball, La.
High School: Tioga HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

JUNIOR SEASON (2016-17)
Had his best statistical season with the Tigers, playing in 30 games with 19 starts … Averaged 6.2 points, 4.4 rebounds a game while averaging 17.2 minutes per game … Two double doubles to give him three for his career … 15 points and 13 rebounds (6 offensive) at Auburn (1/18) and 11 points and 11 rebounds at Ole Miss (2/14) … Nine games scoring in double figures, 14 for his career … Career high of 17 in the opener against Wofford (11/12) … In that game was 7-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the arc … Six double figures scoring games in SEC play … Shot 49.3 percent from the floor (71-144) with 14 treys (14-32, 43.8%) and 29-of-43 (67.4%) from the free throw line … Improved scoring average 2.4 points from sophomore to junior seasons … Appeared in 73 career games with 23 starts over three seasons … Closed the season 12-of-19 from the floor in the final five games (63.2%) from the floor.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16)
A crucial piece off of the Tiger bench throughout the season … Finished the season averaging 3.8 points per game and 1.8 rebounds in 8.2 minutes of play …Played in 29 games and made two starts to give him four career starts … Earned his first start of the season at Charleston (11/30), scoring nine points with five boards … Had a career-high 14 points against North Florida (12/2) after going 7-of-10 from the field … Had back-to-back double figure scoring games as he had 12 points at Houston (12/13) … Followed with his first collegiate double-double against Gardner-Webb (12/16) as he was a perfect 4-of-4 from the floor, finishing with 10 points and 11 rebounds … Scored 11 points against American (12/22) … Played nine minutes and scored 8 points with strong bench play against Kentucky (1/5) … Had six points in seven minutes in the road win at Auburn (2/2).

AUSTRALIA TOUR (August 2015)
Appeared in all five games, averaging 14 minutes per game … Made 15-of-33 field goal attempts (45.5 percent) … 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game … Best game was win over Melbourne United in game four when he came off the bench to play 20 minutes and hit 6-of-12 field goals … Posted 13 points and nine rebounds.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)
Appeared in 14 games, starting two contests … Missed a segment of season with minor injuries … Averaged 1.3 points and 1.4 rebounds … Had best of five points versus Southern Miss (12/29) and the win at #18 Arkansas (3/7) … Made both field goal attempts at that game … Played 18 minutes in the season opener vs. Gardner Webb with best of four rebounds … 3 blocks vs. Gardner-Webb (11/15) … Scored in five games.

PRIOR TO LSU
Played four years of basketball at Tioga for Coach Lance Brasher and was a high jumper for three years on the school track team under Coach Troy Prestridge … 2014 District Champions in Basketball … All District in 2012, 2013, 2014 … All-Cenla second team and honorable mention all-state in 2013 and District MVP, All-Cenla 1st team (MVP), All-State 1st team … Averaged 22.3 points, 11.2 rebounds and 6.7 blocks as a senior after posting an 18 points-12 rebounds double double as a junior… Four-year honor student in English, Math, Science and Social Studies … In track was a District and Regional champion in the High Jumper in 2012 and 2013 and State Runner-up in 2013.

PERSONAL
Born April 28, 1996 in Louisville, Ky. … Full name Aaron DeVon Epps … Right handed … Parents are Toma Epps and Evander Epps, Sr. … Other members of the family are Evander Epps, Jr., Jamar Green, Aniyah Haymore … Major is interdisciplinary studies with minors in business, health studies and leadership development … Said coming to LSU “has been my dream school ever since I was eight years old.” … Hobbies include “working on my game.” … Favorite Food is Red Beans and Rice … Favorite professional basketball player is Kevin Durant and Favorite Athlete outside basketball is the Saints’ Drew Brees … Favorite NBA team is the New Orleans Pelicans.

Top Career Performances
Points: 17, vs. Wofford (11/12/16)
Rebounds: 13, at Auburn (1/8/17)
Field Goals Made: 7, twice
3 PT FG Game: 3, vs. Wofford (11/12/16)
Free Throws Made: 5, vs. Alabama (1/14/17)
Assists: 2, three times
Blocks: 3 vs. Gardner-Webb (11/15/14)
Steals: 2, at Mizzou (1/4/17)
Minutes Played: 34, at Auburn (1/18/17)

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 17, vs. Wofford (11/12/16)
2. 14, vs. North Florida (11/18/16)
2. 14, vs. North Florida (12/2/15)
4. 12, at Houston (12/13/15)
5. 11, vs. Alabama (1/14/17)
5. 11, at Mizzou (1/4/17)
5. 11, vs. Houston (11/29/16)
5. 11, vs. American (12/22/15)
9. 10, four times

 

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