The rumors of yesterday have become facts today, as guard Malik Morgan is leaving LSU. Morgan's former AAU coach, Quannas White of the Louisiana Dynasty, confirmed to TSD via a phone call Thursday that the freshman will transfer.
"He's leaving LSU," White said.
White would not comment on the details of Morgan's decision or give a reason for the transfer.
"I'll talk about all that once it's done," he said.
There is no immediate destination planned for Morgan, according to White.
"He's going to go through the whole recruiting process," White said. "I believe that, once he gets his release, that there will be a lot of schools interested in him. He can really play."
Morgan, from John Curtis Christian School, played in all 31 of LSU's games, starting 14. He averaged 5.3 points and 2.9 rebounds.
He will be the third player to transfer from LSU this year with eligibility remaining. Junior Jalen Courtney has previously announced a transfer to Morehead State. Freshman guard Corban Collins has not yet made an announcement regarding his destination.
The transfers leave LSU with 11 players entering the 2013-14 season, two below the maximum of 13.
LSU is known to be recruiting two players: Turkish wing Ilker Er of Arlington (Fl) Country Day and transfer guard Kyle Vinales of Central Connecticut State.
Other names will likely become known in the near future as LSU tries to fill these openings.
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