Hoops Associate Head Coach Pierre recognized

Rivals.com Tuesday named LSU men's basketball Associate Head Coach Butch Pierre one of the top 25 recruiters in the game today.

Rivals.com basketball recruiting experts Tim Watts, Justin Young and Jerry Meyer chose the list of 25.

According to Rivals.com editor Chris Wallace, no numerical distinction was given to the top 25 that was released in alphabetical order.

Other SEC staff coaches on the list were: Tracy Dildy of Ole Miss, Brandon Johnson of Auburn, Mike Jones of Georgia, Robert Kirby of Mississippi State and Philip Pearson of Alabama.

Pierre, a Louisiana native and standout guard in the SEC at Mississippi State, has worked his recruiting magic at Kentucky State, Louisiana-Lafayette and North Carolina-Charlotte before coming to LSU with Coach John Brady prior to the 1997-98 season. He was named Associate Head Coach in 2002.

The complete list of the top 25 can be found at http://rivalshoops.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=422860.

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