Compliance issue costs LSU senior guard trip to Australia


LSU will be without Josh Gray as they get ready to depart on their trip to Australia this month.

Gray played in a game this summer in a league that was not sanctioned by the NCAA and was not vetted by LSU’s compliance department.

“We had a little bit of a setback with Josh Gray playing in some type of game that wasn’t sanctioned prior to checking with our compliance people,” head coach Johnny Jones told The Advocate. “Until compliance goes through whatever issues that they have to and filter things out, I won’t have any further comment on it.”

Gray, a junior, averaged 7.1 points and 3.8 assists in 20 starts in his first season with the Tigers. He transferred into the program from a JuCo in Texas after spending his freshman season at Texas Tech.

Tim Quarterman is expected to start at the point for LSU this season, meaning that Gray will be competing with Keith Hornsby, who started all 33 games last season, and freshman Antonio Blakeney for a starting spot off the ball.