Keith Hornsby, the sophomore guard from UNC Asheville, took to Twitter to announce where he will spend his final two years of eligibility.
#letsGeaux!!!!!!! – tweeted Hornsby on Monday night
The 6-foot-4 sophomore picked LSU almost three weeks after announcing he would be leaving UNC Asheville following the departure of head coach Eddie Biedenbach. Hornsby was second on the Bulldogs in both scoring and assists, averaging 15.0 points and 3.1 assists per game. Hornsby also averaged 4.2 rebounds.
This is a big pickup for head coach Johnny Jones. LSU adds a talented scoring transfer guard in addition to an impressive recruiting class heading to Baton Rouge this fall. Hornsby upped his scoring averaged by 11 in 2012-2013, shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc.
Hornsby, the son of musician Bruce Hornsby, joins a six-man incoming class that includes five-star power foward Jarell Martin (Madison Prep Academy/Baton Rouge, La.), as well as a pair of four-star commits — power forward Jordan Mickey (Prime Prep/Dallas, Texas) and point guard Tim Quarterman (Johnson High/Savannah, Ga.)
The former UNCA Bulldog had been on a visit at LSU last week and had previously visited North Carolina State. The Daily Press in Hampton, Va. also said that St. Mary’s and Miami (OH) also expressed interest in his services.
Hornsby has to sit out the 2013-2014 season per NCAA transfer rules. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
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Marshall assistant coach Chris Duhon has been suspended by the university after he was arrested on a charge of aggravateddrunken driving early Monday morning.
Duhon, who is currently in his second season at Marshall, was booked into the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville, West Virginia, at 4:15 a.m. on Monday, according to the Herald-Dispatch.
The athletic department released a statement saying that Duhon had been suspended later on Monday.
Duhon was a member of Duke’s 2001 National Title team. He played for the Blue Devils from 2000-2004 and spent nine years in the NBA with the Bulls, Knicks, Magic and Lakers.
No. 9 North Carolina will be at full strength when they host No. 2 Maryland on Tuesday.
“He’ll play,” head coach Roy Williams said on ESPNU’s college basketball podcast. “Unless something weird happens today in practice. He practiced Friday and Saturday.”
Paige was an NBCSports.com Preseason All-American, but he broke a broke a bone in his right — non-shooting — hand prior to the start of the season. Prior to the 2014-15 season, Paige was picked as the NBCSports.com Preseason Player of the Year, but he had a disappointing year as he spent the majority of last season battling a variety of injuries, from plantar fasciitis to sprained ankles.
He missed the first six games of this season with the hand injury, including UNC’s loss at Northern Iowa last week.