De'Aaron Fox Highlights Big LSU Visit Weekend

LSU basketball is set to host a trio of 2016 official visitors this weekend, led by De'Aaron Fox, the nation's top point guard.

The significant recruiting advantage that is Tiger Stadium will again lend a hand to the LSU basketball program this weekend as a trio of 2016 official visitors will take in the home Auburn game.

Most noteworthy is the inclusion of five-star prospect De'Aaron Fox, the top point guard in the country from Katy, Tex., and a player the Tigers' staff has been on since his sophomore season.

LSU will also welcome in on official visits Hamilton Heights Christian (TN) big man Abdul Ado and Lee College (TX) post player Duop Reath, a native of Australia.

Rising junior center Mitchell Robinson, a talented member of the 2017 class now enrolled at Chalmette High School, is expected to come to the Baton Rouge campus this weekend on an unofficial visit.

Fox was far and away one of the nation's top summer-circuit performers playing with Houston Hoops on the Nike EYBL circuit. A play-making point guard with a nose for the defensive end, Fox is now Scout's No. 4 overall prospect in the senior class.

The 6-foot-4 trigger man expressed to TSD earlier this summer his interest in LSU and indicated he stays in contact with two members of the Tigers' 2015 class - Antonio Blakeney and Brandon Sampson.

"Oh yeah, it is," Fox said on LSU being in the hunt for his services. "They have a really good recruiting class. Those guys will probably be in and out, but I think that really puts them on the radar (as a place) for more players to go to."

According to Scout's Evan Daniels, Fox is also expected to take official visits to Louisville, on Sept. 26; Kansas on Oct. 10; and Kentucky on Oct. 17. Remaining in the mix for Fox are Arizona, NC State and North Carolina.

The rest of LSU's weekend visitor list, for what figures to be the top football home game of the fall, demonstrates how much the Tigers are putting an emphasis on filling the frontcourt of the future.

Ado, a three-star prospect originally from Nigeria, is a 6-foot-10 center based in Chattanooga who LSU has climbed into the race for courtesy of first-year assistant Al Pinkins. He's garnering recruiting interest from the likes of Auburn, Memphis and Tennessee.

Reath, a 6-foot-10, 175-pound power forward from Mirabooka, Australia, is being recruited by LSU assistant David Patrick. Outside of the Tigers he's being chased most heavily on the recruiting trail by Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State and Connecticut, among others.

Getting Robinson, a four-star target, on campus this early in the fall semester also qualifies as a win for LSU considering the 6-foot-11 center just recently arrived in Chalmette and is the No. 28-rated player nationwide in the junior class.

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