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Skylar Mays Named 2nd Team CoSIDA Academic A-A

Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Communications Sr. Associate

BATON ROUGE – Sophomore guard Skylar Mays of the LSU Basketball team was named to the second team of the 2017-18 Academic All-America Division I basketball team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Mays has a 4.01 GPA in Biological Sciences and is the only first-year eligible player (sophomore) to make the three-five-members squads this year.

Mays was one of five players originally named to the District 6 Academic All-District Team selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) last month. The Academic All-District Men’s Basketball Team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. District 6 covers Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

From the all-district selections, Mays was then chosen second team Academic A-A based on a vote of the CoSIDA Academic All-America committee.

Mays has started every game this season for the Tigers and is averaging 11.2 points per game, 4.1 rebounds a game and 3.1 assists per game. He has made 42 treys and 77-of-92 free throws (83.7 percent).

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