LSU basketball getting top 25 recognition for next season - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

LSU basketball getting top 25 recognition for next season

LSU head coach Will Wade (Source: WAFB) LSU head coach Will Wade (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU basketball has the No. 4 rated recruiting class on the way to Baton Rouge and the national media is taking notice.

The Tigers have received a top 20 ranking in several "way-too-early" college basketball polls for the 2018-19 season.

This year the Tigers went 18-15 and 8-10 in the SEC, exceeding preseason predictions. 

LSU's "way-too-early" 2018-2019 basketball rankings:
Sporting News: No. 13
Associated Press: No. 18
Yahoo! Sports: No. 19
Sports Illustrated: No. 20
ESPN: No. 20
CBS Sports: No. 21

Head coach Will Wade welcomes 5-star power forwards Emmitt Williams and Nazreon Reid, Scotlandville High School 4-star combo guard Javonte Smart and 4-star forward Darius Days.

Oregon transfer Kavell Bigby-Williams joins the team after sitting out last year.

Tremont Waters returns to LSU for his sophomore season after averaging just under 16 points per game as a freshman.

The future is looking bright for Will Wade and the Tigers!

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