BATON ROUGE, La. -- On the court, Johnny Jones hasn't seen his first big test yet. In recruiting, however, the first-year LSU coach won big on Wednesday. LSU received national letters of intent from three ESPN 100 players: forwards Jarrell Martin and Jordan Mickey and guard Tim Quarterman.
Remember the summer when new coach Johnny Jones struggled mightily to find big men for LSU? Seems like a long time ago now. Jordan Mickey, a 6-foot-8 forward from Arlington, Texas, announced Thursday that he was the third commitment for LSU's 2013 class, all big men.
BATON ROUGE -- If you are waiting for a last-minute arrival of a mystery big man for LSU's men's basketball team, don't bother. Head coach Johnny Jones said Friday in an exclusive interview with GeauxTigerNation he's counting on what will probably be an 11-man roster for the 2012-2013 season made up primarily of guards.
Good things have come in pairs during LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones' brief tenure this spring. It started when Jones brought in a pair of his former North Texas assistants in Shawn Forrest and Charlie Leonard last month, and the news continued to come in twos Monday afternoon when he secured the commitment of Howard Junior College forward Calvin Godfrey.