Class of 2017 combo guard Cedric Russell decommits from LSU

Tiger Rag Editor

LSU’s lone commitment for the Class of 2017 is now looking elsewhere.

Peabody star Cedric Russell, who committed to the Tigers in September of 2014, announced Tuesday he would be re-opening his recruitment.

The news comes after Friday’s report that David Patrick, the former LSU assistant and Russell’s lead recruiter, would be leaving the program for a similar position at TCU.

“As you get closer to actually getting on campus, you want to look at what’s a good basketball fit for you. Looking at that we decided that maybe we need to see some more options,” Russell’s godfather Derrick Kirk told “He still loves LSU and he’s still considering them, but he wants to be out there and seeing that all of his options are available.”

Russell averaged 23 points per game on 52 percent shooting last year for Peabody. He has offers from Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Vanderbilt. The 6-foot-3 combo guard is a three-star prospect ranked No. 3 in the state of Louisiana and No. 129 overall nationally by 247Sports’ composite rankings.




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