LSU lands graduate transfer Jeremy Combs

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 5: Mean Green Men's Basketball v University of Alabama Blazers January 5, 2017 in Denton at the Super Pit in Denton, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts)

By CODY WORSHAM | Tiger Rag Editor

Will Wade’s roster got deeper on Monday, as LSU landed the commitment of North Texas graduate transfer Jeremy Combs, a proven double-double producing power forward who will add immediate and needed size to the Tigers.

Combs, 6-foot-7 and 215 pounds, played for new LSU assistant Tony Benford for three seasons in Denton. His best campaign was as a sophomore in 2015-16, when he averaged 14.9 points and 10.5 rebounds per game on 60.1 percent shooting. A Dallas native who prepped at Carter High, Combs has 18 career double-doubles.

“We are excited that Jeremy Combs will be joining us following his graduation from North Texas,” Wade said in a statement. “His ability to score inside and to 15 feet along with his aggressiveness on the boards will be an asset for us next season.”

A graduate transfer, Combs will be eligible immediately at LSU upon graduation from North Texas and will have one season to play. LSU stated in a release Monday that “signed papers” for Combs to play in purple and gold “had been approved.”

With Combs’ addition, LSU now has 14 scholarship players on the roster, meaning Wade will have to trim his current squad by one before next season.

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