LSU ranked No. 5 in summer poll

The LSU men's basketball team has done nothing to jeopardize its position as one of the top teams for the 2006-07 and remains fifth in ESPN's Summer Sizzling 50 as chosen by Andy Katz of The Tigers were No. 5 in the June edition and remained that Friday in the latest picks.

Of LSU, Katz wrote under "What we Like: Glen Davis looked like a slimmed-down Corliss Williamson at the Nike Camp in Indianapolis. He finally looked comfortable in his own skin around the basket after dropping 20-plus pounds. The Tigers lost Tyrus Thomas and Darrel Mitchell off the Final Four team, but the rest of the crew is back."

Katz also wrote about LSU: "Coach John Brady didn't get the necessary pub for playing a tough slate last season. This season, he gets UConn back at home, against Wichita State, Texas in Houston and is going out to Washington and Oregon State."

The top 10 in the Katz selections are topped by defending national champion Florida of the SEC. They are followed by Kansas, North Carolina, Pitt, LSU, Arizona, Georgetown, Wisconsin, Texas A&M and Ohio State.

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