LSU pursuing grad-transfer wing

A new target has emerged on LSU basketball's radar. TSD has details on a possible graduate transfer the Tigers are trying to turn into a late addition to the 2014 recruiting class.

LSU is attempting to get involved in the recruitment of UNLV's Bryce Dejean-Jones, a 6-foot-5 wing who led the Runnin' Rebels in scoring this season with 13.6.

Dejean-Jones, who played his freshman year at Southern California, transferred to UNLV where he played the past two seasons. He had a tumultuous tenure in Vegas, and ended the year suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team." He is scheduled to graduate this summer and would be eligible immediately. He would have one year of eligibility remaining.

It is still early in the process, but Kentucky has also reached out to Dejean-Jones.

LSU assistant coach David Patrick is leading the recruitment of Dejean-Jones. He and head coach Johnny Jones are planning a trip to the west coast to visit with the player and his family.

This development in LSU's 2014 recruitment could mean that the coaching staff expects some attrition. Bringing a senior wing on board sends the signal that the position, currently filled by Jarrel Martin, will be open next season. Martin is currently testing the NBA waters.

Fellow freshman Jordan Mickey has not announced his plans for next season. Should he leave for the NBA, Martin could fill his spot at power forward and Dejean-Jones could play the small forward spot.


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