Opelousas forward commits to LSU

The LSU basketball program made it two forwards in two days with a commitment Thursday morning from Opelousas standout Milden Ambres. His decision comes on the heels of the commitment of Chris Bush, a forward from Marrero-Shaw, on Wednesday.

Ambres (6-7) was an honorable mention Class 5A selection as a junior, playing primarily as a low post player for head coach Jamie Rollins at Opelousas High School.

"Milden is a great kid academically and in basketball," said Rollins. "He can play the guard or the post and is just real smart on the basketball court. LSU is really getting a good kid."

Although the majority of schools recruiting Ambres were in state, Rollins feels his star player has tons of unrealized potential in Division I basketball. Ambres was offered scholarships from McNeese State, Nicholls State, Rice and Georgia State and was starting to attract interest from Georgia Tech. He was the leading rebounder for OHS last season and is expected to be a key player on the inside as a senior for the Tigers.

"LSU has a great family environment," Ambres told Tiger Rag. "I like the way the coaches deal with the players and the support you get academically."

Speaking of academics, Ambres reports he is full qualified. He says he expects to be used as a small forward at LSU looks forward to being a part of head coach John Brady's motion offense. 

Ambres is the third commitment for Brady's 2002 recruiting effort, joining Bush and forward Jaime Lloreda of Dixie (Utah) Junior College.

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