Hornsby commits to LSU

Former UNC-Asheville guard Keith Hornsby committed to LSU Monday night, choosing the Tigers over North Carolina State and St. Mary's (Cal.). TSD's Ben Love has the latest on Hornsby's decision.

TSD has confirmed that UNC-Asheville transfer Keith Hornsby committed to LSU Monday night.

Hornsby, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard, made an official visit to campus last week, and told TSD's Matt McCurdy that the visit was "spectacular" and that he was impressed by the program.

Reached by phone Monday evening, an excited Hornsby informed TSD that he called LSU assistant David Patrick, his lead recruiter, and gave him the good news around 8:30 p.m. The Tigers beat out North Carolina State and St. Mary's (Cal.), Hornsby's other two finalists.

"In the end, for me, it was just about the vibe I felt when I was there and around Coach [Johnny] Jones and Coach Patrick and some of the players I got to spend time with," Hornsby told TSD. "It felt like the right place for me."

With his summer school plans still up in the air, Hornsby is unsure when he'll make it to Baton Rouge. When he arrives, he will have to sit out the 2013-14 season, but Hornsby will have two years of remaining eligibility.

As a sophomore at UNC-Asheville, the perimeter player averaged 15.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game while shooting 43.4% from the floor, 37.9% from beyond the arc and an astounding 92.5% from the stripe.

A source inside the LSU program informed TSD that the Tigers are now through with their 2013 recruiting class as the addition of Hornsby pushes the roster to the maximum allowable limit of 13 scholarship players for 2013-14.

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Hornsby commits to LSU

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