Of LSU, its parting shot is "With the addition of transfers Dameon Mason and Terry Martin, and the return of (Glen) Davis, this will be a deeper team than last season. Point guard play will determine if it proves to be better."
In the SEC, LSU is picked second in
the West behind
Lindy's also looked at the top
non-conference games prior to Christmas and picked LSU's visit to the West Coast
Althon's pre-season guide, listed its list of "Emerging Stars" with the comment, "These guys were good as freshmen; they'll be great as sophomores."
In that category the magazine selected Tasmin Mitchell, stating, "Will help the Tigers survive (and thrive) without Tyrus Thomas."
The magazine picks the Tigers to
advance to the Elite 8 in 2006-07 with a Final Four of Alabama,
Glen Davis, named as the number one
post man on its list, was also on its first team All-America selection along
with Nick Fazekas of
The magazine also notes Terry Martin ("expected to help fill a shooting void on the perimeter") and Dameon Mason ("super athlete joins a team loaded with athletes") as being among their choices as top transfers.
The Tigers are also selected second
in the West behind Alabama and ahead of Mississippi State, Arkansas, Auburn and
Ole Miss, while in the East, Athlon's top three are Florida, Kentucky and
Tennessee. Athlon listed
Blue Ribbon All-America team
Blue Ribbon Magazine has also
announced its pre-season all-America team and Glen Davis is also a first team
selection. He joins Joakim Noah of
Tack Minor on Cousy Watch
LSU junior point guard Tack Minor is on the watch list for The Bob Cousy Award, presented by The Hartford and awarded annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The award recognizes the top collegiate point guard in Division I, II and III.
Minor is one of six point guards listed on the watch list from the SEC. The guards are evaluated on their ability to maximize their team's collective potential, their leadership, their core basketball skills -- passing, drilling and creating team offense and overall team achievements.
LSU Coach John Brady joined Texas
Coach Rick Barnes in
LSU Fan Night Set
Details will be available in
the days to come but the second LSU Basketball Fan Night is set for the