LSU lands Junior College Point Guard Josh Gray

Josh Gray shown above, previously committed to Texas Tech in 2012, but transferred to Odessa Community College.

In the final hours of the early signing period, the LSU Basketball program announced Wednesday evening that junior college guard Josh Gray has officially committed to the program. The 6’1,173 lb point guard is from Lake Charles and prepped at Washington-Marion High School before finishing his high school career at Phillis Wheatley High in Houston, Texas. initially committed to Mississippi State before signing with Texas Tech out of high school in 2012. He played his freshman season in Lubbock, starting every game for the Red Raiders averaging a team-high 26.7 minutes per game along with 9.6 points, 3.3 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. However, the ever-changing coaching situation for Texas Tech led Gray to declare he was transferring and he enrolled at Odessa Community College in Florida.  Earlier in September, Gray committed to Florida State but then decommitted from the Seminoles at the end of October, opening up his recruitment once again. Gray has been said to be on an absolute tear to start the season. He's led Odessa CC to an 8-1 mark and has topped the 40-point mark five times already. In his last outing, Gray finished with 59 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds against University of Southwest JV. He's averaging 37.3 points, 7.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game this season on 50 percent shooting from the field. 


Gray becomes the fourth 2014 commitment for head coach Johnny Jones, joining Elbert Robinson III (center), Jalyn Patterson (guard) and Aaron Epps (forward) for the 2014 class. Gray had offers from UNLV, Illinois, Texas A&M, Providence, Marquette and Missouri to name a few. Gray is an all-around talented point guard prospect who can get his own shot. His overall savvy for the game needs to improve, but he's a competitor who doesn't back down from any body. LSU and their fans should get excited, because the stats he is putting up in junior college are ridiculous.

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