LSU "definitely in the mix" for Mario Kegler

Assistant Al Pinkins has LSU in play for muscular four-star small forward Mario Kegler, according to the player's guardian.

LSU basketball is "definitely in the mix" when it comes to the recruitment of four-star forward Mario Kegler, per Omhar Carter, the player's AAU coach and guardian.

The Jackson, Miss., native, set to play his senior season at famed Oak Hill Academy (Va.), is still strongly considering both the Tigers and Mississippi State, although Carter indicated neither may get an official visit from Kegler.

Carter told Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv recently that Kegler is planning to take officials to Maryland, Indiana, Arizona State and Connecticut, with the fifth visit undetermined.

When speaking with TSD, Carter reiterated that Kegler has grown up in such close proximity to both Baton Rouge and Starkville, visiting LSU and Mississippi State multiple times. It's for that reason alone he may opt to see other places on his five official visits.

The biggest feather in LSU's cap, according to Carter, is new Tiger assistant Al Pinkins, no stranger to recruiting the state of Mississippi as he was on Andy Kennedy's staff at Ole Miss from 2011-14.

Kegler, who played his sophomore season at Callaway High with Malik Newman, was at Mississippi State this weekend on an unofficial visit. He has visited LSU twice in the recent past and another trek into Louisiana is expected before long.

There's still quite a ways to go in Kegler's recruitment, but the newly surfaced official visit list doesn't tell the whole story of who's in on the talented, physical forward.

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