Dating back to the previous coaching regime, Keith Richard's staff, Louisiana Tech lost a scholarship due to the NCAA's APR (Academic Progress Rate).(Link to APR description) Louisiana Tech is well on their way in recovering this scholarship back by making sure all players stay in good standing with the university. If Tech had this one scholarship for use in 2009, they would use it on a local prospect.The 2009 signing class for Louisiana Tech is: Kadeem Coleby – PF and Darius Redding - SF.
Louisiana Tech will have 4 scholarships to give in 2010
Primary Targets or current signees:
PG – Holton Hunsaker (Utah product, signed in 2008, currently on LDS mission to Fiji)
SG – Dylan Thompson (South Carolina product)
SG/SF – Josh Brown (Ruston, LA product, Signed in 2008 but went to Odessa Community College in Odessa, TX)
PF/C – DJ Wright (Canada product, Signed in 2007 but was unable to get cleared by the NCAA clearinghouse, currently playing at Salt Lake Community College)
For the 2010 recruiting class, there is a possibility LA Tech will recover its lost APR scholarship and have an additional scholarship available to give. This scholarship would be spent on a "big". There is a current target, but the name of the player is unknown at this time.
Louisiana Tech will have 2 scholarships to give in 2011.
The primary needs for Louisiana Tech in this recruiting class will be a JUCO or High School "big" and a High School PG or SG. The primary target for this class is Marquis Rankin, with current offers from Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Louisiana Tech, and also receiving interest from South Carolina, Florida, Auburn, Clemson and UNC Charlotte, this will be a tall order for the Bulldogs.
Louisiana Tech may look to make some moves in the JUCO market for the 2009 signing class. These moves would give Tech a couple of players with the same classification as Shawn Oliverson for preparation for a run in 2010. Check back April 13th for up to the minute coverage of signing day 2009 for Louisiana Tech Basketball on BleedTechBlue.com.