Hickey Decides on LSU

Trent Johnson landed his third commitment for 2011 when Anthony Hickey pledged to the Tigers on Tuesday. The Hopkinsville (Ky.) Christian County star earned the honor of Mr. Basketball in Kentucky this past season.

After an 11-21 finish, with just three wins in Southeastern Conference play, the LSU basketball team was in need of a big effort on the recruiting trail.

Trent Johnson and his staff went to work at home and away, first landing Leesville, La. shooting guard John Isaac (6-4, 205) and then Cleveland, Miss. four-star Johnny O’Bryant (6-9, 245), tabbed by Scout.com as one of the 10 best power forwards in the nation.

Announcing on Tuesday afternoon from his school gym in Hopkinsville, Anthony Hickey joined Isaac and O’Bryant as the third commitment to LSU’s 2011 signing class. Hickey (5-10, 170), a three-star guard, chose the Tigers over the likes of Dayton, Western Kentucky, South Carolina, and Butler.

Hickey helped Christian County close the season at 25-9 with a victory over Rowan County in the Sweet 16 championship game. In the final game of his high school career, Hickey’s line read 17 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, and three steals. He averaged 18 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals a game during his senior campaign.

Scout.com’s Brian Eldridge was on hand for the announcement and will have video and a story up later this evening. Check back for more on this breaking news.

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