Bulgak a crucial recruit for Lady Tigers

Trinity Valley Community College forward Adut Bulgak of Canada is a major target for Nikki Caldwell and the Lady Tigers in 2014. TSD's Matt McCurdy spoke with the post player about her recruitment.

Take a quick glance at LSU's roster for next season and it is obvious that the Lady Tigers coaching staff will need to recruit post players in 2014. LSU's top two inside players, Theresa Plaisance and Shanece McKinney, will both be seniors this year.

One of the top candidates to fill the expected void is junior college star Adut Bulgak of Trinity Valley Community College, located near Dallas. Bulgak, a 6-foot-4 sophomore from Canada, started as a freshman on TVCC's national championship team. She averaged 13.5 points and 9.5 rebounds.

In an interview with TSD, Bulgak confirmed that LSU is heavily recruiting her, but would not discuss what other schools she is considering.

"I'm not sure yet," she said. "I'm still gathering information about schools. I don't really talk to anyone much, because I'm just trying to focus on my studies for the summer. I'll get more into recruiting after summer school."

Bulgak attend prep school in South Carolina, where she committed as a senior to North Carolina. She never signed with the Tar Heels and ended up at Trinity Valley "with the help of a friend and my coach believing and having faith in me."

That move has paid off for Bulgak as she is considered one of the top junior college players in the country. All-Star Girls Report, a recruiting service dedicated to women's basketball, ranked her as the No.5 overall prospect in the nation as a freshman. Its scouting report included the following nugget: "This Canadian has an impressive inside-outside game."

She is considered such a crucial recruit for the Lady Tigers that LSU head coach Nikki Caldwell is her lead recruiter, rather than an assistant coach.

Bulgak has not taken any visits yet and doesn't have any planned at this point.

When asked to describe herself and her style of play, Bulgak responded with: "I'm physical, versatile and very competitive."

Bulgak said that she plans to sign during the late signing period in April.

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