LSU Men’s Basketball Adds Two More Transfer Players
LSU Men's Basketball Coach Will Wade has added two junior college transfers to fill out the rest of his roster for the 2018-19 season.
The Tigers have signed six-foot-one guard Danya Kingsby from College of Southern Idaho and six-foot-nine power forward Courtese Cooper from Triton College in Illinois.
Kingsby averaged 13 points a game last season, while Cooper averaged 10 points a contest at Triton.
The two transfers add to an impressive recruiting haul for Wade and the LSU program this year. It's a class that already includes two 5 star recruits, and two 4 star recruits (star ratings according to 247sports.com) and an Ark-La-Tex JUCO transfer.
LSU's 5 star recruits include Nazreon Reid, the 16th ranked player in the country out of Roselle, NJ and Emmitt Williams the 23rd ranked player in the country from Lehigh Acres, Fl. Both were top 5 players in their states.
The program's 4 star players include Darius Days from Gainesvill, FL, and the player that might be considered the crown jewel of the class (even though he's not the highest rated) Ja'Vonte Smart from Scotlandville Magnet in Baton Rouge. Smart is the 33rd ranked player in the nation, but the top player in Louisiana.
This class is so good, 247sports.com has ranked LSU as the 3rd best class in the country, and 2nd best in the SEC. The only teams to outperform LSU this year were Duke (#1) and Kentucky (#2).