Will Wade Emerges As Frontrunner for LSU Position

WILL WADE Photo Credit | Scott Elmquist

ESPN Basketball Insider Jeff Goodman reported Sunday that VCU head man Will Wade is “one of the frontrunners” for the recently vacated LSU men’s head coaching job.

Wade, who took VCU to the NCAA Tournament as a 10-seed in 2017, is 51-20 during his two years at VCU, winning the A10 in 2016 and finishing second in 2017. VCU made the NCAA tournament both seasons under Wade, making it to the Round of 32 in his first season before falling to eventual Final Four participant Oklahoma.

LSU was 90-72 under former head man Johnny Jones. But Jones was sent packing after a 29-35 record over the past two seasons, one of which included a Top 10 recruiting class of Ben Simmons, Antonio Blakeney, and Brandon Sampson.

LSU is scheduled to return Antonio Blakeney, Duop Reath, Brandon Sampson and Skylar Mays who accounted for 49.1 points or 65% of their 75 points per game. The Tigers should add two four-star recruits to the 2017-18 roster in wing Galen Alexander and guard Brandon Rachal.

Whoever lands in charge of the Tigers will have a cupboard that can be built upon heading into the 2017-18 season and beyond.


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