A very good basketball recruiting class for LSU gets better with the addition of Mr. Louisiana Basketball, Brandon Sampson. The MVP in Class One-A this past season signed his national letter of intent to play at LSU on Monday. Tiger Rag Editor Cody Worsham says it's a big pick-up for Coach Johnny Jones.
"He's a really a good player, he's a top 40 prospect and can really score the basketball," Worsham said.
Sampson averaged nearly 16 points a game as he led Madison Prep High School to the Class One-A Championship.
"He can step in and be a threat from the perimeter for LSU immediately. He needs to bulk up a little bit, still a little slim, but he'll do that in the offseason and be a ready made scorer from day one," Worsham said.
Sampson adds to a class that already boasts the nation's number player in Ben Simmons, plus five-star guard Antonio Blakeney along with Arizona transfer Craig Victor. Worsham says expectations will be high for men's basketball at LSU next season.
"It's certainly a tournament team, it's a team that's expected to compete for an SEC title, a Sweet 16 and possibly a Final Four," Worsham said.