Shaw forward commits to LSU

The LSU basketball program is moving forward – literally – with its recruiting effort for 2002. The Tigers have commitments from two forwards and are going after two more to round out the four scholarships available for next year's signing class.

The latest pledge for LSU is Chris Bush, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound forward from Archbishop Shaw High School in Marerro. As a junior, Bush averaged 16 points and eight rebounds a game. He chose the Tigers over Tulane, New Orleans, Miami and Boston College.

Bush joins Jaime Lloreda, a 6-8 power forward at Dixie Junior College in Utah. Many recruiting services have ranked Lloreda, a native of Panama who attended Edison High School in Miami, as the nation's best power forward in junior college basketball.

The Tigers are also recruiting Chuck Davis, a 6-9 forward/center from Selma, Ala, who is also being hotly pursued by the Alabama Crimson Tide. Davis averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks a game as a junior. He entered his senior year at Southside High School as a strong honor student, holding a 3.7 grade point average and a score of 21 on the ACT.

In July, Davis participated with an Alabama-based AAU team at the adidas ABCD camp in New Jersey and averaged 14 points and nine rebounds. He is ranked as the nation's 96th best overall prospect according to TheInsiders.com Recruiting Network.

Opelousas forward Milden Ambres (6-7) is also considering LSU and could commit to the Tigers before the fall signing period in the coming weeks.


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